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The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae): On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae)


 
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Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life.

In view of today's climate of practical materialism, he addresses, among other issues:
  • abortion
  • artificial reproduction techniques
  • contraception
  • death penalty
  • euthanasia
  • legitimate defense
  • sterilization
  • suicide

The Holy Father encourages the faithful to promote and develop the Christian message concerning life, based on the goodness and dignity of life and on the human responsibility to share in the fullness and truth of God's love. In order to build a new culture of human life through prayer and action, he welcomes evangelization efforts and stresses the role of the family in bringing this to fruition. Noting the unique role of women in promoting a "new feminism" that overcomes discrimination, violence, and exploitation, the pope recognizes the witness of love through motherhood and also adds a special word to women who have had an abortion.

The letter concludes by looking to Jesus, in order that all may contemplate the life that was made manifest, and to the example and solace of Mary, who is the mother of life.

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5 of 5 Gospel of Life April 24, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Gilbert, AZ United States  
I am not sure why I haven’t read this before. Inspiring.

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5 of 5 April 20, 2020
Reviewer: Donna Paolucci from Montrose, NY United States  
Top quality!

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5 of 5 Evangelium Vitae April 16, 2020
Reviewer: Anthony Kolp from Lansing, MI United States  
Currently reading it, so far, I believe it should be pushed for Catholic reading. Could be part of regular church activities,i.e., Bible Studies

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5 of 5 September 10, 2019
Reviewer: Avery Ke from Kirksville, MO United States  


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