The answer to that is not given by church teaching.
Far more important, they said, were faith, the church teachings and belief in Jesus.
They say the "life" issues - led by abortion - occupy a central place in church teaching.
From what level of church teaching are lawmakers allowed to deviate?
But just how does legitimate modification of church teachings take place?
Workers hold that all church teachings are based solely on the Bible.
These statements give pastoral guidance to members regarding issues of church teaching and practice.
He sought confirmation of received wisdom, usually church teachings, rather than new knowledge.
Abstinence from alcohol was a main tenet of church teaching.
Under church teaching, violation of such a Vatican document would be a sin.