To shine his light in hearts, Christ calls each personally

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Jan. 26, 2014
Isa 8:23–9:3; Ps 27; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Matt 4:12-13

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The Lamb of God and merciful support for life

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Jan. 19, 2014
Isa 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 (more…)

Euthanasia & End of Life Issues

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 6 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by looking at how we respond when the end of earthly life approaches. What is euthanasia, and why is it wrong? What is involved in legalized physician-assisted suicide? What medical treatments can be refused, and why? Are feeding tubes part of the normal care due to everyone? Is it better to make a living will or a durable power of attorney?

War & Capital Punishment

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 5 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by considering when and how one person may take another’s life. What about self-defense? When can political authority inflict punishment, and should that include the death penalty? What are the conditions of just war? When is armed resistance against a government permissible?

Stem Cells & Cloning

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 4 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining stem cells: embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed. Which can we research and use morally? Why would someone want to clone a human being? How is the government involved in all this? What are different ways of cooperating with an evil act, and what does this mean for our choices?

In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Technologies

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 3 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by looking at what can be done to help couples who find themselves unable to conceive a child on their own. How do we distinguish what is morally acceptable from what is not? Which assist them in their marital act? Which replace it, or involve the intrusion of a third person?

Life Principles

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 2 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining principles at the heart of the questions. First, the basics of human life: Who may take a life; which life, and in what conditions? Who may create a life? Second, some basic principles of moral theology, applied to abortion: a focus upon the human act; considering the object, intention, and circumstances of an act; and the principle of double effect.

Published in: on January 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Abortion

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 1 of 6

Father Dan begins a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining abortion—taking the life of a child not yet born. What is the Church’s teaching? Is it ever moral? Does it bring on excommunication? What do prenatal diagnosis and contraceptives have to do with it? What are our duties as voters?

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The Blessed Virgin Mary

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Truth at the Heart of Christmas, 3 of 3

Father Dan concludes a series of classes on the truths at the heart of Christmas (and indeed of our Catholic faith and practice) by presenting the four dogmas about Christ’s mother: that she is Mother of God; that she is ever-virgin; that she was conceived free from the stain of sin; and that she was assumed body and soul into heaven. Learn how these truths connect closely with truths about her divine Son.

The Person of Jesus Christ

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Truth at the Heart of Christmas, 2 of 3

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the truths at the heart of Christmas (and indeed of our Catholic faith and practice) by unfolding key teaching regarding the Person of Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus is true God from true God, consubstantial with the Father; yet also truly became man. Explore how the early ecumenical councils unfolded these truths about our Savior.

Published in: on December 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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