Nos encontramos ante una cultura de la muerte, que se extiende a las diferentes responsabilidades y complicidades personales, sociales o culturales, en lo que Juan Pablo II considera una estructura de pecado. El primer compromiso de los cristianos consiste en anunciar el Evangelio de la vida, es decir, a Jesucristo mismo. En este gran esfuerzo por una nueva cultura de la vida, nos sostiene y anima la confianza en la ayuda de Dios para quien nada hay imposible. Es una defensa de la vida humana en todos sus aspectos.
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Main articles: Catholic theology of the body and Teachings of Pope John Paul II "Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. The encyclical then addresses specific actions in light of these passages, including abortion quoting Tertullian , who called abortion "anticipated murder to prevent someone from being born" , euthanasia which John Paul II calls "a disturbing perversion of mercy" , and the death penalty.
The encyclical then addresses social and ecological factors, stressing the importance of a society which is built around the family rather than a wish to improve efficiency, and emphasizing the duty to care for the poor and the sick.
The encyclical also deals with the proper uses of sex and the implementation of knowledge on adolescent teens of these behaviors. Murder [ edit ] Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, and in communion with the Bishops of the Catholic Church, I confirm that the direct and voluntary killing of an innocent human being is always gravely immoral.
This doctrine, based upon that unwritten law which man, in the light of reason, finds in his own heart cf. Rom , is reaffirmed by Sacred Scripture, transmitted by the Tradition of the Church and taught by the ordinary and universal Magisterium.
Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an "unspeakable crime. The texts of Sacred Scripture never address the question of deliberate abortion and so do not directly and specifically condemn it.
Christian Tradition -- as the Declaration issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith points out so well -- is clear and unanimous, from the beginning up to our own day, in describing abortion as a particularly grave moral disorder. Given such unanimity in the doctrinal and disciplinary tradition of the Church, Paul VI was able to declare that this tradition [regarding abortion] is unchanged and unchangeable. Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, in communion with the Bishops -- who on various occasions have condemned abortion and who in the aforementioned consultation, albeit dispersed throughout the world, have shown unanimous agreement concerning this doctrine -- I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being.
The purpose of punishment is "to redress the disorder caused by the offense. The Catechism states "If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority must limit itself to such means Sullivan , and "conservatives" Mark Lowery , Lawrence J.
According to these theologians, these three teachings are not examples of papal infallibility , but are examples of the infallibility of the ordinary and universal Magisterium. In other words, Pope John Paul II was not exercising papal infallibility in this encyclical, but he was stating that these doctrines have already been taught infallibly by the bishops of the Catholic Church throughout history.
To emphasize the infallibility of this teaching, the following steps were taken: Before writing Evangelium vitae, Pope John Paul II surveyed every Catholic bishop in the world asking whether they agreed that murder, directly willed abortion, and euthanasia were immoral, and they all agreed that they were.
Juan Pablo II y su pensamiento sobre la eutanasia.
Jn 16, Valor incomparable de la persona humana 2. Por ello el hombre, el hombre viviente, constituye el camino primero y fundamental de la Iglesia. Cada persona, precisamente en virtud del misterio del Verbo de Dios hecho carne cf. Jn 1, 14 , es confiada a la solicitud materna de la Iglesia.
Tamuro The Gospel of life is not simply a reflection, however new and profound, on human life. Here though we shall concentrate particular attention on another category of attacks, affecting life in its earliest and in its final stages, attacks which present new characteristics with respect to the past and which raise questions of extraordinary seriousness. Thus, in relation to life at birth or at death, man is no longer capable of posing the question of the truest meaning of his own existence, nor can he assimilate with genuine freedom these crucial moments of his own history. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus demands from his disciples a righteousness which surpasses that of the Scribes and Pharisees, also with regard to respect for life: The Book of Genesis affirms this when, in the first account of creation, it places man at the summit of Votae creative activity, as its crown, at the culmination of a process which leads from indistinct chaos to the most vitwe of creatures.
Resumen Del Evangelium Vitae
Las personas no son vegetales. Let us re-read together this biblical account which, despite its archaic structure and its extreme simplicity, has much to teach us. Evangelium Vitae 25 March John Paul II It is thus, at the moment evangdlium his greatest weakness, that the the Son of God is revealed for who he is: In the background there is the profound crisis of culture, which generates scepticism in relation to the very foundations of knowledge and ethics, and which makes it increasingly difficult to grasp clearly the meaning of what man is, the meaning of his rights and his duties. Many different factors have to be taken into account. Pope John Paul II. The biblical text clearly shows the breadth and depth of the lordship which God bestows on man. Now all of this is fulfilled and comes true pzblo Christ: He admonishes him, reminding him of his freedom in the face of evil: Even the economic help which they would be ready to give is unjustly made conditional on the acceptance of an anti-birth policy.