Evangelium Vitae 1: Introduction
Nov23

Evangelium Vitae 1: Introduction

Evangelium Vitae 1: Introduction to the Gospel of Life. 1. The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture. At the dawn of salvation, it is the birth of a child which is proclaimed as joyful news: “I bring you tidings of great joy which will come to all the...

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Civil Disobedience – Right or Obligation?
Oct13

Civil Disobedience – Right or Obligation?

  Civil Disobedience – Right or Obligation? In our post-Christian world, the laws which underpin our constitution, God’s Laws – the Ten Commandments – have been skewed, watered down, dismantled and even rejected. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of abortion law. In the West, particularly in Australia and the US, there are anti-Christian laws which uphold the rights of abortion providers, but...

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Evangelium Vitae #99
May12

Evangelium Vitae #99

Evangelium Vitae #99: To Women who have had Abortions   I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion.    The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision.   The wound in your heart may not yet have healed.   Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong.  ...

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Evangelium Vitae: The Unspeakable Crime of Abortion
May11

Evangelium Vitae: The Unspeakable Crime of Abortion

                  Evangelium Vitae: The Unspeakable Crime of Abortion From “The Encyclicals in Everyday Language” by Joseph G. Donders.   Your eyes beheld my unformed substance” (Ps 139:16)   58. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime” (GS 51) The perception of its gravity has become...

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Evangelium Vitae – Love Your Neighbor
May10

Evangelium Vitae – Love Your Neighbor

                  Evangelium Vitae Articles 75 – 77: Love Your Neighbor This post is taken from the book, “The Encyclicals in Everyday Language” by Joseph G. Donders.   75. The negative moral commandments indicate the minimum we must respect, beneath which we cannot lower ourselves. They are the beginning and the first stage of a further journey toward freedom.  ...

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