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A Christian Vision of Society and Civilization of Love

“Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are...radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good; as such they are completely lacking in authentic juridical validity. Disregard for the right to life, precisely because it leads to the killing of the person [...]

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What is the Theology of the Body?

From 1979 to 1984, Saint John Paul II gave 129 weekly talks on human sexuality and marriage. He delivered these addresses during his Wednesday public audiences in St. Peter’s Square. The title he most often used was Theology of the Body (TOB). The word “theology” means the study of God. [...]

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment

When preparing our own advance medical directives, or when assisting others to do so, it is critically important for us to know precisely where ordinary means of treatment end and extraordinary means begin. Pro‑euthanasia groups have made a lot of progress by lodging in the public mind the specter of [...]

By |2020-09-02T08:14:22-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , |
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Should the Pro-Life Movement Follow a “No Exceptions” or “Pragmatic” Strategy?

Pro-life groups generally emphasize one of two pro-life strategies: the "pragmatic" and the "no exceptions" approaches. The "Pragmatic" Strategy "Pragmatic" pro-lifers work for protective laws while taking into consideration local political conditions. In a liberal state, the best one may be able to manage is to pass a parental notification [...]

By |2020-07-29T09:16:09-04:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , |
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Overcoming Infertility–The Catholic Way

It is nearly impossible for those with children to comprehend the depth of the suffering of those who would love to have their own kids but cannot because of infertility. The Catholic View of Infertility Treatments The Bible mentions a number of women who were unable to conceive and were [...]

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The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technologies

The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is [...]

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What Does the Catholic Church Teach about Homosexuality?

Few doctrines are so vehemently opposed as that of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. Every good Catholic instinctively knows that science always supports the teachings of the Church, particularly with regards to matters of sexual morality.  Those who avoid abortion, extramarital sex, pornography, divorce, contraception, sterilization and other sexual sins [...]

By |2020-07-21T16:00:33-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Marriage & Family|Tags: , , |