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?

  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

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: To Proclaim Jesus Is To Proclaim Life

                Evangelium Vitae Articles 80-82: To Proclaim Jesus is To Proclaim Life This post is taken from “John Paul II  - The Encyclicals in Everyday Language” by Joseph G. Donders   That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you (1 Jn 1:3) Proclaiming the Gospel of Life   80. Jesus is the only Gospel; we have nothing further to say or any other...

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5 Reasons I Won’t Be Leaving Facebook

              “5 Reasons I Won’t Be Leaving Facebook”  first appeared on the blog, Designs By Birgit and is reprinted by permission of the author. There’s much justified outrage about Facebook’s new gender definitions - all 56 of them. For this social network to consult the LBGT community to help create these imaginary, sordid compartments for people - and to...

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