No Regina,sorry..Clay has Saud several one that the APOSTLES DID Not write..because Jesus,did not tell hem to...going back weeks ..<quoted text>
No one has put down the authenticity of the Gospel authors, Rose. At least not any Catholic has. I'm not sure why you keep saying we have, but that clearly isn't the case.
The info I gave regarding St. Mark came from the introduction to The Gospel According to St. Mark in one of my bibles. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch did the commentary. I also just found this from your neutral source:
"Tradition holds that the Gospel of Mark was written by Mark the Evangelist, as St. Peter's interpreter. Numerous early sources say that Mark's material was dictated to him by St. Peter, who later compiled it into his gospel. The gospel, however, appears to rely on several underlying sources, which vary in form and in theology, and which tell against the story that the gospel was based on Peter's preaching."
Both sources say pretty much the same thing, and neither one denies St. Mark is the author. You're the only one who's saying that, not us. I was only pointing out that technically Sts. Mark and Luke were not Apostles, since you keep saying the Apostles wrote the Gospels. So if you keep on accusing us of something that we haven't done, then that's on you.
Which is kind of a Catch 22 since Jesus words come from the written Gospels.
Clay has held up Ignatius over the writings of Paul and the apostles .
If your priest says this is the Gospel according to John..do we BRLIEVE your priests or not.
I think THRY wrote or dictated their own writings ...through the guidance and inspiration of he HOLY SPIRIT .
My only point here is in the gloating about non authenticity to put down JG and Preston ..etc Reliance on Scripture .
The upshot of which to me is,against your own teAching...And giving
Fodder to the the atheists ..
Now the Catholic Church either believes it's own CANON or not ..
I THINK IT DOES ..for the most part despite scholars,like that Raymond person who casts,doubt on the Nativity story ...And Clay eh o seems to think we are foolish in believing scripture ...I've the writings,of your early father's ..
I'm not the one who did NOT include them in he CANON ..
However you are all free to believe as you wish ..I'm pretty sure the atheists will still niece it's a,myth anyway ..But talk like that IMO ..could cause DOUBT to young believers ...