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Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Evangelium vitae

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501 1, 13 | values inherent in the "contraceptive mentality"-which is very 502 1, 13 | distributed with the same ease as contraceptives, really act as abortifacients 503 3, 75 | bond between persons; they contradict the fundamental decision 504 1, 20 | In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively 505 3, 72 | laws and decrees enacted in contravention of the moral order, and 506 3, 72 | life. In this way the State contributes to lessening respect for 507 4, 98 | serious and well documented contributions, capable of commanding general 508 2, 35 | upon the one who is humble, contrite in spirit and trembles at 509 1, 22 | himself with programming, controlling and dominating birth and 510 3, 58 | selfish reasons or out of convenience, but out of a desire to 511 3, 58 | name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation 512 1, 15 | a decision, all of which converge in the same terrible outcome. 513 4, 84 | overflowing love for man, it converts us and calls us back to 514 1, 21 | Gen 4:13-14). Cain is convinced that his sin will not obtain 515 1, 17 | varied and perhaps can seem convincing at times, especially if 516 3, 71 | are recognized, respected, coordinated, defended and promoted, 517 4, 92 | others, a sense of justice, cordial openness, dialogue, generous 518 2, 40 | provided for severe forms of corporal punishment and even the 519 1, 9 | God, who preferred the correction rather than the death of 520 Int, 6 | consciences, the clear light which corrects the darkened gaze, and the 521 2, 50 | is the symbol of a great cosmic disturbance and a massive 522 4, 88 | self. Marriage and family counselling agencies by their specific 523 1, 27 | signs of hope we should also count the spread, at many levels 524 1, 23 | having. The only goal which counts is the pursuit of one's 525 1, 8 | not know": Cain tries to cover up his crime with a lie. 526 2, 41 | not steal, You shall not covet', and any other commandment, 527 2, 43(32) | Animas enim a Deo immediate creari catholica fides nos retinere 528 3, 76 | builds up communion in love creates between us a new fraternity 529 4, 98 | technological research, of artistic creativity and of the study of man. 530 1, 17 | this conspiracy, by lending credit to that culture which presents 531 2, 46 | 116:10); "O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you 532 3, 58(54) | infanticidium nefanda sunt crimina".~ 533 2, 32 | human life. Peter cured the cripple who daily sought alms at 534 1, 7 | you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire 535 2, 32 | preaching and actions. The crowds of the sick and the outcasts 536 1, 22 | with genuine freedom these crucial moments of his own history. 537 1, 15 | individual is overcome and crushed by a death deprived of any 538 Conc, 102 | begins, a journey which will culminate in the gift of his life 539 2, 40 | integrity of the person. It culminates in the positive commandment 540 2, 33 | throughout his life, until the culminating moment of the Cross: "he 541 1, 18 | responsibility and the consequent culpability of those who make these 542 1, 10 | they are made worse by the culpable indifference and negligence 543 4, 92 | sincere gift of self, and they cultivate in them respect for others, 544 2, 44 | pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed 545 2, 32 | poverty of human life. Peter cured the cripple who daily sought 546 2, 50 | s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in 547 1, 12 | beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international 548 3, 52(39) | Cf. Saint John Damascene, De Fide Orthodoxa, 2, 12: 549 1, 21 | produces a kind of progressive darkening of the capacity to discern 550 1, 24 | alarming corruption and the darkest moral blindness.~And yet 551 3, 60 | ascertained by empirical data, the results themselves 552 Int, 1 | it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" 553 4, 80(104)| novitate Christi", In Psalmos Davidis Lectura: 6,5.~ 554 2, 32 | lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised 555 3, 58 | we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, 556 2, 41 | Testament, where legislation dealt with protecting and defending 557 3, 60 | and above all scientific debates and those philosophical 558 4, 100 | down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal 559 3, 53 | father of lies" (Jn 8:44). By deceiving man he leads him to projects 560 3, 58 | such as her own health or a decent standard of living for the 561 Int, 4 | are left open to false and deceptive solutions, opposed to the 562 3, 56 | carefully evaluated and decided upon, and ought not go to 563 3, 64 | him the ways and means of deciding what to do with his life 564 4, 90 | she has a legislative or decision-making mandate, which calls that 565 2, 45 | presence are also speedily declared ... Elizabeth was the first 566 3, 65 | even when the result is decreased consciousness and a shortening 567 Int, 4 | state of affairs, far from decreasing, is expanding: with the 568 3, 65(81) | Congregation of the Holy Office, Decretum de directa insontium occisione ( 569 3, 55 | virtue of a heroic love which deepens and transfigures the love 570 Conc, 105 | death have already been defeated: "Death with life contended: 571 1, 9 | straightaway condemn the defendant to punishment. ... God drove 572 4, 98 | and not insist on what defiles and cheapens human dignity. 573 3, 74 | concrete situation, can be defined as a direct participation 574 3, 58 | The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with 575 2, 36 | As a result man not only deforms the image of God in his 576 1, 7 | daily, with inexorable and degrading frequency, in the book of 577 3, 62 | commit it to seek without delay the path of conversion. 578 2, 34 | decision on the part of God, a deliberation to establish a particular 579 2, 32 | material goods alone, is deluding himself. Life is slipping 580 4, 90 | defence of life in pluralistic democracies, because of the presence 581 4, 91 | intervene to orient the demography of the population".114 But 582 3, 52 | the universe. Everything demonstrates that from the beginning 583 3, 70 | grave crimes and radical denials of freedom have also been 584 2, 43(32) | Animas enim a Deo immediate creari catholica 585 Int, 4 | countries, perhaps even departing from basic principles of 586 3, 76 | establishes the point of departure for the start of true freedom. 587 3, 65 | universal Magisterium. 82~Depending on the circumstances, this 588 1, 23 | Consequently, sexuality too is depersonalized and exploited: from being 589 1, 17 | victory of freedom, while depicting as enemies of freedom and 590 3, 58 | particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council 591 Int, 3 | arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, 592 1, 18 | lack of economic prospects, depression and anxiety about the future. 593 1, 15 | overcome and crushed by a death deprived of any prospect of meaning 594 2, 50 | completely delivered to the derision of his adversaries and into 595 1, 10 | seriously the consequences which derive from these attacks for the 596 3, 61 | beginning up to our own day, in describing abortion as a particularly 597 4, 85 | which from time to time deserve to be given careful consideration, 598 1, 22 | contact with God's wise design is the deepest root of modern 599 1, 23 | satisfaction of personal desires and instincts. Thus the 600 2, 46 | not drive such a person to despair and to seek death, but makes 601 Int, 5 | those who are threatened and despised and whose human rights are 602 2, 31 | who can exploit it at his despotic whim. On the contrary, Israel' 603 1, 14 | spare embryos" are then destroyed or used for research which, 604 2, 48 | which is essential to it. To detach oneself from this truth 605 Int, 5 | day. After a thorough and detailed discussion of the problem 606 3, 63 | techniques which enable the early detection of possible anomalies in 607 1, 18 | variety of causes which determine it. The Lord's question: " 608 3, 69 | social coexistence, the only determining factor should be the will 609 3, 68 | particular opinion to the detriment of others.~ ~ 610 4, 101 | ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially 611 1, 13 | chemical products, intrauterine devices and vaccines which, distributed 612 4, 88 | what charity is able to devise in order to give everyone 613 2, 44 | the beginning of man and devised the origin of all things, 614 Int, 5 | Rome on 4-7 April 1991 was devoted to the problem of the threats 615 1, 14 | freely disposed of.~Prenatal diagnosis, which presents no moral 616 3, 63 | the morality of prenatal diagnostic techniques which enable 617 2, 33 | end, we find a singular "dialectic" between the experience 618 3, 69 | have what appear to be two diametrically opposed tendencies. On the 619 3, 71 | the place of conscience or dictate norms concerning things 620 1, 13 | kill".~But despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, 621 2, 43 | fatherhood and motherhood quite differently than he is present in all 622 4, 90 | strong cultural currents with differing outlooks. At the same time, 623 2, 31 | death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hid 624 2, 32 | their lives are in some way "diminished" thus hear from him the " 625 4, 95 | groups and communities in our Dioceses. With equal clarity and 626 3, 65(81) | Holy Office, Decretum de directa insontium occisione (2 December 627 4, 98 | Christian morality and the directives of the Church's Magisterium".132 628 3, 74 | health-care personnel, and directors of hospitals, clinics and 629 2, 38 | in time; it takes it and directs it to its final destiny: " 630 1, 22 | Creator the creature would disappear ... But when God is forgotten 631 3, 67 | absolute ruin and total disappearance of his own person. Man rebels 632 1, 26 | peoples affected by natural disasters, epidemics or wars. Even 633 1, 21 | darkening of the capacity to discern God's living and saving 634 2, 34 | distinctively human, such as reason, discernment between good and evil, and 635 Conc, 103 | saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, 636 3, 62 | The Church's canonical discipline, from the earliest centuries, 637 1, 15 | sense of anguish, of severe discomfort, and even of desperation 638 3, 62(66) | Luca" (12 November 1944): Discorsi e Radiomessaggi, VI (1944- 639 2, 31 | faith experience, Israel discovered the preciousness of its 640 Conc, 102 | contemplates Mary's motherhood, she discovers the meaning of her own motherhood 641 1, 20 | justice is the most unjust of discriminations practised: some individuals 642 Int, 5 | a thorough and detailed discussion of the problem and of the 643 3, 61 | scientific and philosophical discussions about the precise moment 644 3, 57 | suffering from an incurable disease, or a person who is dying. 645 Int, 3 | and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where 646 1, 15 | the spread of euthanasia - disguised and surreptitious, or practised 647 Int, 3 | Moreover, they are a supreme dishonour to the Creator".5~ ~ 648 1, 20 | human co-existence and the disintegration of the State itself has 649 4, 100 | is certainly an enormous disparity between the powerful resources 650 4, 97 | their effectiveness should dispel certain prejudices which 651 3, 62 | aforementioned consultation, albeit dispersed throughout the world, have 652 4, 100 | death" and the means at the disposal of those working for a " 653 1, 14 | biological material" to be freely disposed of.~Prenatal diagnosis, 654 4, 90 | not to pass laws which, by disregarding the dignity of the person, 655 3, 72 | concerns a human law which disregards the fundamental right and 656 1, 18 | human being, without any distinction of race, nationality, religion, 657 3, 65 | Taking into account these distinctions, in harmony with the Magisterium 658 1, 9 | 15). He thus gave him a distinctive sign, not to condemn him 659 2, 34 | spiritual faculties which are distinctively human, such as reason, discernment 660 3, 59 | to them, and takes on a distinctly social dimension. It is 661 Int, 4 | increasingly difficult to distinguish between good and evil in 662 3, 58 | more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even 663 1, 12 | the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, 664 1, 20 | freedom leads to a serious distortion of life in society. If the 665 1, 19 | subjectivity to an extreme and even distorts it, and recognizes as a 666 1, 11 | innocuous medical terms which distract attention from the fact 667 1, 26 | conditions of particular distress or who need a supportive 668 1, 18 | This denial is still more distressing, indeed more scandalous, 669 1, 13 | devices and vaccines which, distributed with the same ease as contraceptives, 670 2, 36 | communion by attitudes of distrust, indifference, hostility 671 2, 50 | symbol of a great cosmic disturbance and a massive conflict between 672 3, 71(94) | 159; Encyclical Letter Divini Redemptoris (19 March 1937), 673 1, 22 | with nature, practically "divinizing" it. Again, this is a misunderstanding 674 4, 89 | Oath, which requires every doctor to commit himself to absolute 675 Int, 5 | in drawing up a specific document. 6 I am deeply grateful 676 4, 98 | offering serious and well documented contributions, capable of 677 3, 57 | comprehensive doctrinal and pastoral documents issued either by Episcopal 678 3, 67(87) | Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris (11 February 1984), 14-24: 679 4, 92 | and irreplaceable.~As the domestic church, the family is summoned 680 1, 21 | social and cultural climate dominated by secularism, which, with 681 1, 22 | programming, controlling and dominating birth and death. Birth and 682 4, 91(115)| American Bishops in Santo Domingo (12 October 1992), No. 15: 683 4, 86 | of such gestures is the donation of organs, performed in 684 1, 15 | verify the death of the donor.~ ~ 685 2, 45 | their mothers who, by a double miracle, prophesy under 686 4, 99 | decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was 687 4, 95 | leavens the whole measure of dough (cf. Mt 13:33), the Gospel 688 2, 44 | Testament, sterility is dreaded as a curse, while numerous 689 Int, 5 | Encyclical Rerum Novarum, I drew everyone's attention to 690 1, 25 | Sacrament of the Eucharist drinks this blood and abides in 691 4, 90 | policy must be the basis and driving force of all social policies. 692 1, 9 | defendant to punishment. ... God drove Cain out of his presence 693 4, 88 | communities for treating drug addiction, residential communities 694 1, 10 | by the criminal spread of drugs, or by the promotion of 695 3, 55(45) | Moralis, l. III, tr. 4, c. 1, dub.3.~ 696 | during 697 4, 95 | adopted with deeper and more dynamic conviction by all Christians; 698 1, 25 | 6:56) is drawn into the dynamism of his love and gift of 699 3, 62(66) | November 1944): Discorsi e Radiomessaggi, VI (1944- 700 2, 45 | of fruitfulness and the eager expectation of life resound 701 1, 7 | dwelt in the land of Nod, east of Eden" (Gen 4:2-16).~ ~ 702 3, 70 | this point of view, it is easy to see that without an objective 703 2, 42 | the prohibition not to ?eat of the fruit of the tree' ( 704 2, 31 | eternity into man's mind" (Ec 3:11). This first notion 705 3, 61 | earlier. 62 Among the Greek ecclesiastical writers, Athenagoras records 706 2, 29 | every man and woman, has echoed in every conscience "from 707 4, 91 | level by establishing a true economy of communion and sharing 708 4, 97 | of the body.~The work of educating in the service of life involves 709 4, 97 | honest appraisal of their effectiveness should dispel certain prejudices 710 3, 74 | but also from any negative effects on the legal, disciplinary, 711 4, 84 | are the Sacraments, the efficacious signs of the presence and 712 3, 73 | abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute 713 2, 43 | holy matrimony, chosen and elevated above all other earthly 714 4, 86(111)| Beatification of Isidore Bakanja, Elisabetta Canori Mora and Gianna Beretta 715 1, 7 | presented with singular eloquence in a page of the Book of 716 1, 8 | apologizing, arrogantly eludes the question: "I do not 717 1, 19 | freedom, out of a desire to emancipate itself from all forms of 718 2, 44 | leaves the realm of time to embark upon eternity. The word 719 3, 70 | with the values which it embodies and promotes. Of course, 720 3, 75 | yes" which will gradually embrace the entire horizon of the 721 3, 67 | completely to the Lord who embraces every human condition: " 722 1, 19 | incipient autonomy and who emerges from a state of total dependence 723 Int, 3 | and war, new threats are emerging on an alarmingly vast scale.~ 724 1, 17 | health-care personnel.~As I emphatically stated at Denver, on the 725 4, 91 | and families, and cannot employ methods which fail to respect 726 3, 70 | and of the means which it employs. If today we see an almost 727 1, 19 | individualistic way, it is emptied of its original content, 728 3, 70 | democracy easily becomes an empty word.~ ~ 729 2, 35 | capable of imitating him, of emulating his virtue, of hungering 730 3, 71 | that each individual is enabled to perform his duties more 731 4, 81 | with every person, which enables us to see in every human 732 1, 22 | high stage of perfection. Enclosed in the narrow horizon of 733 2, 50 | whose life is threatened encounters the sure hope of finding 734 4, 100 | 100. In this great endeavour to create a new culture 735 Conc, 105 | contended: combat strangely ended! Life's own Champion, slain, 736 | ending 737 1, 17 | massive attacks on life, an endless series of wars and a continual 738 3, 73 | this is what makes for "the endurance and faith of the saints" ( 739 1, 23 | of organs, functions and energies to be used according to 740 1, 24 | conditioning and efforts to enforce silence fail to stifle the 741 3, 68 | which in practice cannot be enforced would not ultimately undermine 742 Int, 3 | Incarnation of the Son of God, and engage her in her mission of proclaiming 743 4, 90 | of all are defended and enhanced.~This task is the particular 744 2, 43(32) | Animas enim a Deo immediate creari catholica 745 1, 19 | rights only the person who enjoys full or at least incipient 746 2, 43 | Saviour, who through them will enlarge and enrich his own family 747 Int, 6 | splendour of truth which enlightens consciences, the clear light 748 4, 97 | interconnection. Sexuality, which enriches the whole person, "manifests 749 4, 94 | of mutual interaction and enriching communication between the 750 2, 46 | recognized as a unique source of enrichment for the family and for society.~ 751 3, 66 | usurps this power, being enslaved by a foolish and selfish 752 4, 82 | we can feel that Paul's entreaty to Timothy is also addressed 753 1, 19 | is also in view of this entrusting that God gives everyone 754 3, 66(85) | Ep. 204, 5: CSEL 57, 320.~ 755 2, 47(37) | of Antioch, Letter to the Ephesians, 7, 2: Patres Apostolici, 756 1, 26 | affected by natural disasters, epidemics or wars. Even if a just 757 3, 61(60) | Luke - in the magnificent episode of the meeting of the two 758 1, 15 | considers suffering the epitome of evil, to be eliminated 759 3, 70 | the name of "truth". But equally grave crimes and radical 760 1, 19 | mentality which tends to equate personal dignity with the 761 1, 15 | threaten the already fragile equilibrium of an individual's personal 762 3, 64 | sophisticated systems and equipment, science and medical practice 763 4, 91 | that everyone can share equitably in the goods of creation. 764 3, 65 | disproportionate means is not the equivalent of suicide or euthanasia; 765 1, 17 | century will have been an era of massive attacks on life, 766 3, 57 | safeguards the People of God from error when "it shows universal 767 2, 41 | words of Jesus, address - es to the Christians in Rome: " 768 1, 10 | done?", which Cain cannot escape, is addressed also to the 769 3, 72(97) | Augustine: "Non videtur esse lex, quae iusta non fuerit", 770 4, 97 | Christ, belongs to the very essence of the Redemption".129 Death 771 2, 48 | the good, in its turn, is essentially bound to the commandments 772 3, 76 | You shall not kill" thus establishes the point of departure for 773 3, 59 | permissiveness and a lack of esteem for motherhood, and with 774 3, 52 | welcomed, preserved and esteemed, with a deep sense of responsibility. 775 4, 86 | organs, performed in an ethically acceptable manner, with 776 1, 11 | foundations of knowledge and ethics, and which makes it increasingly 777 1, 25 | in the Sacrament of the Eucharist drinks this blood and abides 778 4, 92(120)| the Seventh Symposium of European Bishops, on the theme of " 779 3, 56 | punishment must be carefully evaluated and decided upon, and ought 780 3, 63 | attention must be given to evaluating the morality of prenatal 781 3, 63 | 63. This evaluation of the morality of abortion 782 Int, 5 | voice. Hers is always the evangelical cry in defence of the world' 783 3, 61(60) | Ps 22:10-11). So too the Evangelist Luke - in the magnificent 784 4, 78 | She exists in order to evangelize".101~Evangelization is an 785 4, 78 | 28:19-20). Born from this evangelizing activity, the Church hears 786 2, 46 | out: "My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like 787 4, 83 | This celebration, with the evocative power of its gestures, symbols 788 1, 19 | social life. But this is the exact opposite of what a State 789 3, 52 | great gift of God and an exacting task for humanity. It gives 790 1, 9 | homicide be punished by the exaction of another act of homicide".13~ ~ 791 2, 30 | accepting it, purifying it, exalting it and bringing it to fulfilment.~ ~ 792 1, 19 | notion of freedom which exalts the isolated individual 793 2, 35(26) | Exameron, VI, 75-76: CSEL 32, 260- 794 2, 47 | Testament gives many different examples of this. Jesus does not 795 3, 54 | limit which can never be exceeded. Implicitly, however, it 796 4, 80 | family of that Being, whose excellence and greatness no one can 797 3, 75 | and everywhere, without exception. They make it clear that 798 1, 12 | encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. 799 4, 95 | promote a serious and in-depth exchange about basic issues of human 800 2, 36 | worshipping creatures: "They exchanged the truth about God for 801 1, 21 | rebuked by the Prophet Nathan, exclaimed: "My offences truly I know 802 1, 18 | the rich countries which exclude poorer countries from access 803 1, 13 | contraception with a view to excluding the subsequent temptation 804 1, 22 | which man claims as his exclusive property, completely subject 805 3, 66 | injustice which can never be excused, even if it is requested. 806 3, 56 | not go to the extreme of executing the offender except in cases 807 3, 74 | consultation, preparation and execution of these acts against life 808 2, 50 | and into the hands of his executioners: he is mocked, jeered at, 809 Conc, 103 | fulfilled in complete and exemplary fashion in Mary. She is 810 3, 74 | performs; no one can be exempted from this responsibility, 811 Int, 4 | basis they claim not only exemption from punishment but even 812 4, 82 | season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience 813 1, 9 | presence and sent him into exile far away from his native 814 1, 11 | Then there are all kinds of existential and interpersonal difficulties, 815 1, 12 | or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being 816 1, 13 | which nonetheless can never exonerate from striving to observe 817 Int, 4 | far from decreasing, is expanding: with the new prospects 818 3, 65 | disproportionate to any expected results or because they 819 3, 67 | Dying to the Lord means experiencing one's death as the supreme 820 4, 99 | Lord. With the friendly and expert help and advice of other 821 4, 99 | discrimination, violence and exploitation.~Making my own the words 822 1, 23 | too is depersonalized and exploited: from being the sign, place 823 1, 16 | situation of "demographic explosion".~The Pharaoh of old, haunted 824 2, 45(36) | Expositio Evangelii secundum Lucam, 825 4, 84 | be ever more capable of expressing the full truth about birth, 826 3, 60 | the Magisterium has not expressly committed itself, the Church 827 1, 25 | gained so great a Redeemer' (Exsultet of the Easter Vigil), and 828 3, 58 | of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.~ 829 1, 17 | we consider not only how extensively attacks on life are spreading 830 2, 31 | When it seemed doomed to extermination because of the threat of 831 2, 43 | the Bishop Amphilochius extolled "holy matrimony, chosen 832 2, 42 | 2-3). The Psalmist too extols the dominion given to man 833 3, 58 | to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their 834 1, 9 | cf. Gen 37:26; Is 26:21; Ez 24:7-8). From this text 835 2, 49 | I will put within you" (Ezek 36:25-26]; cf. Jer 31:34). 836 2, 49 | Among them, the Prophet Ezekiel frequently condemns the 837 4, 90 | person, undermine the very fabric of society.~The Church well 838 4, 87 | in the church with silk fabrics only to neglect it outside 839 3, 74 | clinics and convalescent facilities. Those who have recourse 840 3, 69 | truth shared by all is de facto unattainable, then respect 841 Int, 5 | provided me with valuable facts, suggestions and proposals. 842 4, 98 | With scrupulous concern for factual truth, they are called to 843 2, 46 | of good health seems to fade before a person's eyes - 844 1, 15 | a cultural climate which fails to perceive any meaning 845 4, 84 | which receive only the faintest glimmer of life. To men, 846 1, 16 | cultural development and of fair production and distribution 847 4, 91 | greater opportunities and a fairer distribution of wealth so 848 Int, 6 | the unfailing source of faithfulness and steadfastness in facing 849 1, 23 | sexuality is distorted and falsified, and the two meanings, unitive 850 Conc, 104 | rejection of Christ. This is the fascinating but also demanding truth 851 2, 44 | for his life: "You have fashioned and made me; will you then 852 4, 100 | example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective 853 1, 7 | of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had 854 3, 55 | life. In this case, the fatal outcome is attributable 855 2, 43 | himself is present in human fatherhood and motherhood quite differently 856 1, 21 | capable of confessing that his fault is "greater than he can 857 1, 12 | life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon 858 3, 73 | campaigns to introduce laws favouring abortion, often supported 859 4, 88 | this involves a patient and fearless work of education aimed 860 3, 64 | of dying is marked by new features. When the prevailing tendency 861 1, 10 | causes these attacks and feeds them; and to make them ponder 862 1, 15 | social assistance, risks feeling overwhelmed by his or her 863 4, 99 | on them to promote a "new feminism" which rejects the temptation 864 3, 60 | the time that the ovum is fertilized, a life is begun which is 865 | few 866 3, 52(39) | Saint John Damascene, De Fide Orthodoxa, 2, 12: PG 94, 867 2, 43(32) | immediate creari catholica fides nos retinere iubet": Pius 868 2, 49 | Prophets point an accusing finger at those who show contempt 869 1, 7 | and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their 870 1, 23 | And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God 871 Conc, 104 | dangerous threat, Mary has to flee with Joseph and the Child 872 4, 80 | he becomes imperishable; fleeting, he becomes eternal; human, 873 4, 80 | What words, thoughts or flight of the spirit can praise 874 1, 7 | of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. 875 3, 71 | human and moral values which flow from the very truth of the 876 2, 51 | Church-symbolized by the blood and water flowing from Christ's side - is 877 1, 8 | the earthly paradise is followed by the deadly combat of 878 4, 87 | clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to 879 2, 32 | appreciated its real meaning: "Fool! This night your soul is 880 3, 66 | power, being enslaved by a foolish and selfish way of thinking, 881 1, 24 | to be wise, they became fools" (Rom 1:22), carrying out 882 2, 40 | bring to perfection, is a forceful appeal for respect for the 883 Int, 3 | Council and with the same forcefulness I repeat that condemnation 884 2, 44 | circumstances is completely foreign to the religious and cultural 885 2, 41 | threatened: in the case of foreigners, widows, orphans, the sick 886 3, 65 | voluntarily accepts suffering by forgoing treatment with pain-killers 887 | formerly 888 3, 54 | 54. As explicitly formulated, the precept "You shall 889 3, 75 | like murder, adultery, fornication, theft, fraud, sacrilege 890 2, 49 | committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living 891 1, 9 | extended. If punishment is forthwith inflicted on the accused, 892 3, 71 | moral law, which are put forward by the Church, but which 893 4, 92 | more, if they succeed in fostering attitudes of closeness, 894 2, 31 | in hand. The Exodus was a foundational experience and a model for 895 2, 49 | they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed 896 4, 91(115)| Paul II, Address to the Fourth General Conference of Latin 897 1, 15 | can threaten the already fragile equilibrium of an individual' 898 Conc, 105 | Annunciation to Mary is framed by these reassuring words: " 899 2, 48 | Detached from this wider framework, the commandment is destined 900 3, 76 | creates between us a new fraternity and solidarity, a true reflection 901 1, 8 | brother. Like the first fratricide, every murder is a violation 902 3, 75 | adultery, fornication, theft, fraud, sacrilege and so forth. 903 3, 66 | death, he begs for help in freeing the soul struggling against 904 3, 65(81) | 554; Paul VI, Message to French Television: "Every life 905 2, 50 | early afternoon of Good Friday, "there was darkness over 906 4, 99 | living in the Lord. With the friendly and expert help and advice 907 1, 27 | Church has always been in the front line in providing charitable 908 1, 11 | acute poverty, anxiety or frustration in which the struggle to 909 4, 80(103)| semetipsum afferens, qui fuerat annuntiatus", Adversus Haereses: 910 3, 72(97) | esse lex, quae iusta non fuerit", De Libero Arbitrio, I, 911 3, 55 | reflection has sought a fuller and deeper understanding 912 1, 23 | criterion of efficiency, functionality and usefulness: others are 913 3, 70 | panacea for immorality. Fundamentally, democracy is a "system" 914 1, 15 | in the face of other more furtive, but no less serious and 915 1, 25 | eyes of the Creator, if he ?gained so great a Redeemer' (Exsultet 916 2, 32 | sought alms at the "Beautiful Gate" of the Temple in Jerusalem, 917 3, 61 | with his own hands, who gazes on them when they are tiny 918 1, 11 | It is not only that in generalized opinion these attacks tend 919 1, 11 | crisis of culture, which generates scepticism in relation to 920 4, 97 | happens when the family is generously open to new lives, and when 921 3, 60 | been clear, and ... modern genetic science offers clear confirmation. 922 4, 99 | acknowledge and affirm the true genius of women in every aspect 923 2, 31 | life is the object of God's gentle and intense love.~Freedom 924 3, 64 | about before its time, "gently" ending one's own life or 925 1, 18 | dimension of his murderous gesture, in order to recognize in 926 4, 86(111)| Elisabetta Canori Mora and Gianna Beretta Molla (24 April 927 1, 26 | abandoned children, boys and girls and teenagers in difficulty, 928 4, 79 | Spirit, "who is the Lord and giver of life", we have become 929 4, 92 | married couples, called to be givers of life, on the basis of 930 4, 84 | receive only the faintest glimmer of life. To men, beings 931 2, 34(23) | Gloria Dei vivens homo": Adversus 932 4, 93 | family prays in order to glorify and give thanks to God for 933 3, 71 | quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every 934 3, 53 | together in society. He is the "goel", the defender of the innocent ( 935 2, 49 | Prophets are summed up in the golden rule of mutual love (cf. 936 2, 46 | to life from among those gone down to the pit" (Ps 30: 937 4, 91 | problem are quite different. Governments and the various international 938 3, 52 | the image of the One who governs the universe. Everything 939 3, 52 | gratitude in the person graced with freedom, and it asks 940 2, 35 | of hungering for heavenly graces. In these his gifts God 941 3, 67 | through sharing, by God's gracious gift and one's own personal 942 4, 84 | spirit and matter, Life grants life. Even if we should 943 2, 31 | in the human heart to be grasped with ever greater clarity: " 944 1, 22 | a thing", and no longer grasps the "transcendent" character 945 4, 83 | meaning, who grasp its utter gratuitousness, its beauty and its invitation 946 3, 61 | first contacts with the Greco-Roman world, where abortion and 947 3, 61 | mentioned earlier. 62 Among the Greek ecclesiastical writers, 948 2, 46 | so even to old age and grey hairs, O God, do not forsake 949 Int, 5 | the world by still more grievous forms of injustice and oppression, 950 4, 82 | role, may they never be so grievously irresponsible as to betray 951 3, 70 | without an objective moral grounding not even democracy is capable 952 1, 17 | threats against life have not grown weaker. They are taking 953 3, 57 | himself, the author and guarantor of that law; it contradicts 954 4, 92 | and from its mission to "guard, reveal and communicate 955 4, 89 | profession calls for them to be guardians and servants of human life. 956 Conc, 102(138)| Blessed Guerric of Igny, In Assumptione 957 4, 88 | by their specific work of guidance and prevention, carried 958 3, 62 | penal sanctions on those guilty of abortion. This practice, 959 4, 89 | instead means which, under the guise of helping people, actually 960 2, 42 | preservation of the natural habitats of the different species 961 1, 26 | to overcome destructive habits and discover anew the meaning 962 3, 66 | men down to the gates of Hades and back again" (Wis 16: 963 2, 46 | even to old age and grey hairs, O God, do not forsake me, 964 1, 14 | babies born with serious handicaps or illnesses. The contemporary 965 1, 15 | which are no less serious hang over the incurably ill and 966 1, 23 | impoverished. The first to be harmed are women, children, the 967 2, 44 | the mere possibility of harming, attacking, or actually 968 1, 27 | crime by rendering criminals harmless without definitively denying 969 1, 9 | a place of plenty, of harmonious interpersonal relationships 970 4, 90 | service policies so as to harmonize working schedules with time 971 4, 97 | profound mystery in all its harsh reality. Even pain and suffering 972 2, 46 | condemn explicitly attempts to hasten their end by force. The 973 1, 15 | eliminating it at the root, by hastening death so that it occurs 974 3, 54 | categorical ring: "Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, 975 2, 46 | fundamental faith in the One who "heals all your diseases" (cf. 976 4, 86 | the young and the old, the healthy and the sick.~It is in this 977 4, 86 | of the gift of life and a heartfelt song of praise and gratitude 978 1, 15 | no return and which weigh heavily on society. Thus it is proposed 979 3, 54 | required a particularly heavy and lengthy public penance 980 1, 25 | author of the Letter to the Hebrews reminds us, the voice of 981 1, 23 | individualism, utilitarianism and hedonism. Here too we see the permanent 982 1, 13 | practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept 983 2, 35 | naturally drawn to God. When he heeds the deepest yearnings of 984 Conc, 104 | child, especially every helpless baby whose life is threatened, 985 2, 44 | a blessing: "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit 986 | Hers 987 2, 47 | of this. Jesus does not hesitate to sacrifice himself and 988 3, 61 | never given rise to any hesitation about the moral condemnation 989 2, 49 | fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, 990 2, 31 | dig for it more than for hid treasures?" (Job 3:20-21). 991 3, 68 | according to moral standards higher than what all citizens themselves 992 Int, 2 | supernatural calling which highlights the relative character of 993 2, 32 | who feel threatened and hindered that their lives too are 994 4, 89 | ancient and still relevant Hippocratic Oath, which requires every 995 1, 19 | by the "force of reason", historically intended to affirm.~At another 996 2, 42 | made, and rule the world in holiness and righteousness" (Wis 997 4, 87(113)| In Matthaeum, Hom. L, 3: PG 58, 508.~ 998 4, 87 | find it naked. Do not do it homage here in the church with 999 2, 43(34) | Homilies, II, 1; CCSG 3, 39.~ 1000 4, 86(111)| John Paul II, Homily for the Beatification of


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