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IMHO, there are a lot of misconceptions about Catholics.

I appreciate when someone is willing to engage in dialog no matter the intent.

I tried to be respectful and orthodox (correct) in my responses which I have contained below for future reference (especially certain links).
I'm trying to disconnect conflict:
- I'm NOT including the original dialog to which I responded; ONLY my replies in the SEQUENCE encountered.

The purpose here is NOT to present "an argument" ONLY information.

Bible quotations were on-line from: drbo.org
God is compassionate:

"And Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way." - Matthew 15:32
God is very clear:

"Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you." - John 6:54

There is food for the body; there is ALSO food for the soul.
Our ENTIRE universe & ALL it contains was & is God's creation.

God the Father (Creator), God the Son (Redeemer), God the Holy Spirit (Sanctifier) & they were ALL PRESENT at the beginning of creation. ONE God, 3 Persons.

Jesus is 100% Human (Body) & 100% Divine (Soul)
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him:" - Ephesians 1:17

You say: 5 senses - and their brains. Also, use your soul; pray (talk) to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit & ASK for help.
A "leap of faith" is NOT "blind trust".

When you open a can of beans.. you expect to find beans inside & you had faith that you would find beans inside. Therefore you had a REASON to BELIEVE.

Humans did NOT know God until he revealed himself:

On line: drbo.org
It depends on what the parent teaches: stories or values.

Santa Clause originated as a Catholic Bishop giving to the poor; the bunny & egg signify the beginning of life; & the fairy an invention to inspire beyond reality.

IMHO secularized to pull away from Catholic teaching.
St. John baptized with water, Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. (Ref: Mat 3:11)

Babies are born body & soul; would you wait to feed them until the age of reason? Parents accept the responsibility.

When do you start "speaking & teaching" English; at 7?
"And in the morning: Today there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times?" - Matthew 16:3 drbo.org

Hmmm.. I see a ton of discernment here:

Priests celebrate Holy Mass & administer Sacraments: explicitly "Sacraments" because they are "done" by Jesus, not by the Priest.

"And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst." -John 6:35
"And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel." - Matthew 15:24

"Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." - John 10:7

there are 35 NT verses with "sheep"; drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=sh…
Some rely on their senses; others on their faith:

"Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. - John 20:29
"And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things." - Mark 6:34 drbo.org/cgi-bin/d?b=dr…
Amen = "so be it" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen )

God's law goes well beyond "nature"; IMHO, an EASY TO UNDERSTAND excellent explanation of what is called TRANSUBSTANTIATION can be read here: ewtn.com/faith/teaching…
God is NOT a side of a coin; glorify God ABOVE ALL things.

Faith is NOT reason-free; we have a REASON TO BELIEVE.

Things look like something based on their properties (called accidents), but, what something IS, is its essence (substance; NOT metaphor).

".. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son." - 2 John 1:9

"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." - Matthew 16:18 drbo.org
Jesus "struck" (PUN) an arrangement with Saul whose personal-change is reflect in his name change to Paul. St. Luke, his disciple wrote for Paul in Greek (not Aramaic). Roman 7:6 says God's law (Commandments) supersedes legal law; it supersedes EVERYTHING. drbo.org
Everything in nature glorifies God; everything in our entire universe glorifies God.

If what we say, think & write glorifies God, then it all compliments our nature and universe.

What evidence: Thomistic, Lonergan's, Fr. Spitzer's, Philosophy?

Are YOU not proof?
".. Sacrament. It is white, round, soft. The whiteness is not the bread, it is simply a quality that the bread has; the same is true of the roundness and the softness." Philosophers call the properties "accidents". What changes is SUBSTANCE.

Jesus said.

Catholic Priests are all ordained (CONSECRATED) in the order of Melchizedek, a king & priest in the time of Abraham.

Pre-Melchizedek, sacrifice was human; he changed it to bread & wine (see link below)

Ordination is a sacrament: ewtn.com/v/experts/show…

"Coin" - a term is see ONCE in the OT & ONCE in the NT..

"Shew me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny." - Matthew 22:19

God is LOVE, MERCY, TRUTH.. above ALL things (like coin).

Suspect Caesar's coin is BS on both sides.

IMHO, focus on God, not coin.
My apologies for any spelling & grammar issues.

I could have made some corrections but did not want to alter my original replies.

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