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Life is Beautiful

Posted on : 16-06-2013 | By : TAG | In : Interesting Articles

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Life is beautiful.  Life is good.  Life is sacred.  When men pass a law to the contrary, it may not be surprising to note the sad spate of young people taking their lives into their own hands.  One such law is the Reproductive Health (RH) law that denies the right to life of the unborn from the moment of conception.

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Some politicians say that the RH law is nicely coated in words that do not seem to contain provisions  promoting abortion.  But creature man cannot fool the Creator of Life who cannot be deceived nor can deceive.

In this Year of Faith, every Catholic is duty bound  to know the right moral stand on issues that confront and confuse many today like respect for life, live-in arrangements, in-vitro fertilization, stem cell, divorce and same-sex marriage.  On the RH law, the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church says in the following Point Numbers, among others -

“500. How should children be considered?     A child is a gift of God, the supreme gift of marriage. There is no such thing as a right to have children (e.g., ‘a child at any cost’). But a child does have the right to be the fruit of the conjugal act of its parents as well as the right to be respected as a person from the moment of conception.

“466. Why must human life be respected?    Human life must be respected because it is sacred. From its beginning human life involves the creative action of God and remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. It is not lawful for anyone directly to destroy an innocent human being. This is gravely contrary to the dignity of the person and the holiness of the Creator. ‘Do not slay the innocent and the righteous’ (Exodus 23:7).

“472. Why must society protect every embryo?    The inalienable right to life of every human individual from the first moment of conception is a constitutive element of civil society and its legislation.  When the State does not place its power at the service of the rights of all and in particular of the more vulnerable, including unborn children, the very foundations of a State based on law are undermined.”

The Compendium is a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church which is a systematic compilation of the contents of the Holy Bible.  In fact, you can finish reading the Compendium before Sir Chief  will be able to tell his feelings for Maya in the popular teleserye “Be Careful with my Heart”. One may also refer to the “Itanong Mo Kay Monsi” book of Monsignor Sabino A. Vengco, Jr.

So, before the May elections, let’s equip and empower ourselves and help others as well, to wisely choose morally competent men and women to lead us, by word and example, by knowing and living more our Faith through our reading of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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