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Life

 

The inviolability of life

The dignity of every human life, as it is a gift from God, must be defended and protected. This was the message expressed Cardinal Sean ...

The crossroads

Romano Guardini wrote that true vitality knows no bounds. It breathes with an open spirit. It is forever young, a constant source of pure, fresh ...

The wrong path

“Every human life is of intrinsic value and ought to be affirmed and cherished. This is central to our laws and our social relationships ”. ...

On the children's side

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the abuse of minors perpetrated by some priests. He chose to do it in the presence of members of ...

Twenty years for life

“Twenty years of an institution like ours is the equivalent of twenty days of a person's life. This is to say that ours is a ...

The voice of the most vulnerable

Polar winds dipping as low as ten below couldn't stop participants in the 41st annual March for Life held Washington DC, on Wednesday 22 January. ...

In defence of conscientious objection

The US Catholic bishops are again appealing to federal authorities to intervene in order to protect the right to conscientious objection by all those who ...

We must invest in family life

“Invest in life and in the family, also as an effective response to the current crisis”. Benedict XVI renewed his appeal to the Bishops of ...

Record participation in the March for Life

A record presence: this prediction serves as a backdrop to the preparations for the March for Life in the United States that this year will ...

Life is always a marvellous gift

“Nothing can justify the destruction of an innocent life”. Again the Catholic Episcopate in Argentina forcefully reiterates their adamant opposition to the spread of abortion. ...

Religious freedom at a crossroads

The decision taken by the Federal Department of Health and Human services on the topic of contraception “violates the constitutional limits on our government, and ...

The human and Christian dignity of procreation

On Saturday morning, 25 February, in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, the Holy Father addressed the participants at the end of the 18th General Assembly of ...

The two paths

The role of L'Observatoire Nationale de la fin de la vie [national observer of the end of life] – founded in France by a decree ...

A day for hope

“A call to solidarity and hope in difficult times” was the theme chosen by the Catholic Church in Ireland on the occasion of the Day ...

Who decides whether a life is “worthless”

The recent case of a doctor, accused of having practised euthanasia on seven of his patients in order to “alleviate their suffering”, has fired up ...

School of coexistence and tool of harmony

In the encounter with Christ the families of Latin America and the Caribbean will find the strength to respond to the challenges posed by the ...

A wound to the human heart

The drama of abortion is “the most serious wound” to the moral conscience. Benedict XVI underlined this at an Audience for the General Assembly of ...

The voice of conscience

It is not difficult to foresee that many of the media will report on Benedict XVI’s Discourse to the Pontifical Academy for Life. And they ...

Pray for the sanctification of the Church

On Thursday morning, 24 June, after his Visit to the “Don Orione” Centre, the Holy Father went to the neighbouring Dominican Monastery of Our Lady ...

If we flirt with eugenics

In Italy a strong protest arose at the news that the Veneto Region had proposed excluding people with serious mental disabilities from access to organ ...

An optimal motor but not life

Science magazine reported an important research development concerning the creation of a bacterial cell with synthetic DNA. Already in 2002 scientists had synthesized the genome ...

A European tragedy

In a society that consumes information, statistics – behind their cold appearance – can be a concise and effective expression of human dramas. Every figure ...

Life an inalienable subject of law

On Saturday morning, 13 February, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, the Holy Father spoke to the Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life taking part ...

The ultimate human goal God himself

On Sunday, 7 February, before praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square, the Holy Father commented on the Liturgy, as well ...

The Church defends the dignity of human life

Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland on Friday, 5 February, at the conclusion of their “ad Limina” ...

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St. Peter’s Square

Aug. 21, 2019