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 #9
Feb11

Evangelium Vitae #9

  Evangelium Vitae #9 But God cannot leave the crime unpunished: from the ground on which it has been spilt, the blood of the one ¬†murdered demands that God should render justice. (cf Gen 37:26, Is 26:21, Ez 24: 7-8). From this text the Church has taken the name of the ‘sins which cry to God for justice’, and, first among them, she has included wilful murder. For the Jewish people, as for many peoples of antiquity,...

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Evangelium Vitae #8
Feb03

Evangelium Vitae #8

Evangelium Vitae #8 Cain was ‘very angry’ and his countenance ‘fell’ because ‘the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering’ (Gen 4:4-5). The biblical text does not reveal the reason why God prefers Abel’s sacrifice to Cain’s. It clearly shows however that God, although preferring Abel’s gift, does not interrupt his dialogue with Cain. He admonishes him, reminding him of his...

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