Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

BODILY IMMORTALITY

The immunity from disease and bodily death that was enjoyed by Adam and Eve before the Fall. It was a special privilege that was to have been passed on to their descendants. Since man is naturally mortal in body, this privilege was preternatural. It conferred the capacity not to die. Its purpose was to enable mankind to better use the gift of sanctifying grace in serving God.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another Month Closer to God 1 hours ago
Links to the past 20 hours ago
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? July 30
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy July 30
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days