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1 Int, 2 | recognize in the natural law written in the heart (cf. 2 1, 9 | parricide, then the divine law of God's mercy should be 3 1, 13 | striving to observe God's law fully. Still, in very many 4 1, 19 | of what a State ruled by law, as a community in which 5 1, 20 | recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human 6 1, 21 | systematic violation of the moral law, especially in the serious 7 1, 22 | such a "freedom without law" leads some people to the 8 1, 22 | opposite position of a "law without freedom", as for 9 1, 28 | orientation and living the law of the Lord faithfully and 10 2, 41 | is the fulfilling of the law" (Rom 13:9-10).~ ~ 11 2 | live" (Bar 4:1): from the law of Sinai to the gift of 12 2, 48 | 13; Dt 5:17); the entire Law of the Lord serves to protect 13 2, 48 | the Lord, that is, to the "law of life" (Sir 17:11). The 14 2, 48 | built up.~It is thus the Law as a whole which fully protects 15 2, 48 | It is by observing the Law of God that we are able 16 2, 49 | to remain faithful to the Law of life which God has inscribed 17 2, 49 | Jesus of Nazareth that the Law is fulfilled and that a 18 2, 49 | Jesus does not deny the Law but brings it to fulfilment ( 19 2, 49 | fulfilment (cf. Mt 5:17): the Law and the Prophets are summed 20 2, 49 | Mt 7:12). In Jesus the Law becomes once and for all 21 2, 49 | purpose. This is the New Law, "the law of the Spirit 22 2, 49 | This is the New Law, "the law of the Spirit of life in 23 2, 49 | 1 Jn 3:14). This is the law of freedom, joy and blessedness.~ ~ 24 3 | SHALL NOT KILL ~ ~GOD'S HOLY LAW~ ~ 25 3, 52 | obedience to God's holy Law: a free and joyful obedience ( 26 3, 54 | commandments depend all the law and the prophets" (cf. Mt 27 3, 54 | to fulfilment in the New Law, the commandment "You shall 28 3, 55 | values proposed by God's Law seem to involve a genuine 29 3, 57 | based upon that unwritten law which man, in the light 30 3, 57 | disobedience to the moral law, and indeed to God himself, 31 3, 57 | author and guarantor of that law; it contradicts the fundamental 32 3, 58 | in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign 33 3, 62 | The 1917 Code of Canon Law punished abortion with excommunication. 69 34 3, 62(70)| Code of Canon Law, canon 1398; cf. Code of 35 3, 62 | is based upon the natural law and upon the written Word 36 3, 62 | circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make 37 3, 62 | since it is contrary to the Law of God which is written 38 3, 65 | a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the 39 3, 65 | is based upon the natural law and upon the written word 40 3 | men" (Acts 5:29): civil law and the moral law~ ~ 41 3 | civil law and the moral law~ ~ 42 3, 68 | it is claimed that civil law cannot demand that all citizens 43 3, 68 | acknowledge and share. Hence the law should always express the 44 3, 68 | raised whether supporting a law which in practice cannot 45 3, 68 | it is not the task of the law to choose between different 46 3, 68 | and still less can the law claim to impose one particular 47 3, 69 | recognized and guaranteed by law; in carrying out one's duties 48 3, 69 | what is laid down by the law itself. Individual responsibility 49 3, 69 | turned over to the civil law, with a renouncing of personal 50 3, 70 | conformity to the moral law to which it, like every 51 3, 70 | acknowledgment of an objective moral law which, as the "natural law" 52 3, 70 | law which, as the "natural law" written in the human heart, 53 3, 70 | point of reference for civil law itself. If, as a result 54 3, 70 | principles of the moral law, the democratic system itself 55 3, 71 | relationship between civil law and moral law, which are 56 3, 71 | between civil law and moral law, which are put forward by 57 3, 71 | Certainly the purpose of civil law is different and more limited 58 3, 71 | scope than that of the moral law. But "in no sphere of life 59 3, 71 | sphere of life can the civil law take the place of conscience 60 3, 71 | The real purpose of civil law is to guarantee an ordered 61 3, 71 | Precisely for this reason, civil law must ensure that all members 62 3, 71 | rights which every positive law must recognize and guarantee. 63 3, 72 | necessary conformity of civil law with the moral law is in 64 3, 72 | civil law with the moral law is in continuity with the 65 3, 72 | who writes that "human law is law inasmuch as it is 66 3, 72 | writes that "human law is law inasmuch as it is in conformity 67 3, 72 | derives from the eternal law. But when a law is contrary 68 3, 72 | eternal law. But when a law is contrary to reason, it 69 3, 72 | it is called an unjust law; but in this case it ceases 70 3, 72 | this case it ceases to be a law and becomes instead an act 71 3, 72 | violence".96 And again: "Every law made by man can be called 72 3, 72 | made by man can be called a law insofar as it derives from 73 3, 72 | derives from the natural law. But if it is somehow opposed 74 3, 72 | somehow opposed to the natural law, then it is not really a 75 3, 72 | then it is not really a law but rather a corruption 76 3, 72 | rather a corruption of the law".97~Now the first and most 77 3, 72 | teaching concerns a human law which disregards the fundamental 78 3, 72 | equality of everyone before the law. It might be objected that 79 3, 72 | good. Consequently, a civil law authorizing abortion or 80 3, 72 | true, morally binding civil law.~ ~ 81 3, 73 | thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. 82 3, 73 | an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting 83 3, 73 | intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, 84 3, 73 | campaign in favour of such a law, or vote for it".98~A particular 85 3, 73 | passage of a more restrictive law, aimed at limiting the number 86 3, 73 | place of a more permissive law already passed or ready 87 3, 73 | abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose 88 3, 73 | the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative 89 3, 73 | cooperation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate 90 3, 74 | legislation, are contrary to God's law. Indeed, from the moral 91 3, 74 | appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it. 92 3, 74 | acknowledged and protected by civil law. In this sense, the opportunity 93 3, 76 | sisters, according to the law of reciprocity in giving 94 3, 76 | heights and depths this law of reciprocity can reach. 95 3, 76 | content and meaning to the law of reciprocity, to our being 96 3, 76 | The Spirit becomes the new law which gives strength to 97 3, 77 | 77. This new law also gives spirit and shape 98 4, 79 | guided and sustained by the law of love: a love which has 99 4, 90 | repeat once more that a law which violates an innocent 100 4, 90 | such, is not valid as a law. For this reason I urgently 101 4, 97 | in respect for the moral law, they choose to avoid a 102 4, 97 | indefinitely. The moral law obliges them in every case 103 4, 98 | the principal problems of law and biomedicine pertaining


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