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?

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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?

The Church’s Social Teaching

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Father Dan introduces us to the Church’s moral teaching on our life in society, within the changing conditions of the last 120 years. He gives an overview of the history; of natural law; of the key principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity; and what we do about it all!

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The Human Person and the Family

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 3 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by exploring the Church’s understanding of the human person, including freedom and the importance of “natural law”; and then looks at the place of the family within society and the truths about marriage and procreation that need to be reaffirmed today.

The Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 2 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by exploring its four basic principles: the Dignity of the Human Person; the Common Good; Subsidiarity; and Solidarity.

How does a servant of God seize the moment?

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Sept. 19, 2010
Amos 8:4-7; Ps 113:1-2, 4-8; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

There is a Catholic blogger, a young wife and mother, who recently invited her readers to imagine the following: Imagine that you have taken a trip to Mongolia. And you’ve got quite a bit of time to explore this far-off land. And so one day you are hiking over some remote plateaus, where not very many people live. And off in the distance, you see a human figure, a long way off. And this person is coming toward you, closer and closer. You figure it must be one of the local Mongolians who live in that region. This person comes closer and closer. And then you recognize him: it’s your next-door neighbor, from Maryland! What is he doing here? (more…)

The Social Teaching of the Church

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Some call it the Church’s best-kept secret! Since 1891, Popes and Councils have applied the Church’s constant moral teaching to the new, ever-changing challenges that face our society and world. Father Dan considers the Church’s affirmation of human dignity that is its foundation, and the five main principles on which it turns.

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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