Evangelium Vitae #14
Mar26

Evangelium Vitae #14

Evangelium Vitae #14     The various techniques of artificial reproduction, which would seem to be at the service of life and which are frequently used with this intention, actually open the door to new threats against life. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, these techniques have a high rate of failure; not just failure in...

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Evangelium Vitae #13
Mar19

Evangelium Vitae #13

Evangelium Vitae #13 in order to facilitate the spread of abortion, enormous amounts of money have been invested and continue to be invested in the production of pharmaceutical products which make it possible to kill the foetus without recourse to medical assistance. On this point, scientific research itself seems to be almost exclusively preoccupied with developing products which are ever more simple and effective in suppressing life...

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20th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae.
Mar11

20th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae.

20th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae.   March 25th marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Saint John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae, and I’m honoured to be part of  a project to celebrate the occasion: The Evangelium Vitae Novena. Fr. Vincent E Bertrand Jcl has kindly written this preface to the novena:   Dear friends in LIFE, It is an honor to join you in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the...

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Evangelium Vitae #12
Mar03

Evangelium Vitae #12

Evangelium Vitae #12 In fact, while the climate of widespread moral uncertainty can in some way be explained by the multiplicity and gravity of today’s social problems, and these can sometimes mitigate the subjective responsibility of individuals, it is no less true that we are confronted by an even larger reality, which can be described as a veritable structure of sin. This reality is characterised by the emergence of a culture...

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Evangelium Vitae #11
Feb24

Evangelium Vitae #11

Evangelium Vitae #11 Here though we shall concentrate particular attention on another category of attacks, affecting life in its earliest and in its final stages, attacks which present new characteristics with respect to the past and which raise questions of extraordinary seriousness. It is not only that in generalised opinion these attacks tend no longer to be considered as ‘crimes’, paradoxically they assume the nature...

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Evangelium Vitae #10
Feb18

Evangelium Vitae #10

Evangelium Vitae #10 “What have you done?” (Gen 4:10): the eclipse of the value of life   The Lord said to Cain, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.’ (Gen 4:10). The voice of the blood shed by men continues to cry out, from generation to generation, in new and different ways. The Lord’s question: ‘What have you done?’, which Cain...

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