June VanDerMark:<quoted text>
Then she was not a non-clergical doctor as you first indicated. She very much was a Catholic indoctrinated member of the clergy.
She had to be, or they would not have canonized her as a Catholic saint.
Not to get to technical, but Catherine of Siena was not a member of the clergy, she was a lay person who followed the teachings of Dominic. The term Doctor of the Church, means Teacher.
Very technically, she was not a Roman Catholic, because such a name did not exist in her time, and Christianity was simply called Catholic(Universal) Church.