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45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?

Between euthanasia and extensive therapy, there is a third way the principles of which were defined forty years ago in England: this is referred to as palliative care.[1] This term encompasses various initiatives to increase not the “quantity” of life of the patient – since we are here talking about persons in the terminal phase … Continue reading 45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?

44. A person in a coma : what can be done? life support or euthanasia?

Who can know what is going on in the mystery of the heart of a person who is suffering? Who dares to say that this person should no longer live? For Christians, perhaps there is, at this instant, an ultimate moment of meeting, of forgiveness, of offering or of love. All people, believers or non-believers, … Continue reading 44. A person in a coma : what can be done? life support or euthanasia?

48. Is it necessary to be christian to be saved?

In reading the Gospels, the Church teaches that God promises eternal life in the joy of His presence to everyone of goodwill(1). Sometimes we welcome Jesus without really knowing him. These are the words of the Lord himself when he talks about the last judgment: «Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared … Continue reading 48. Is it necessary to be christian to be saved?

41. What sense is there in the life of a handicapped person?

If we judge the value of a life according to criteria of efficiency, productivity and economy, society would tend to do away with those handicapped persons who are not useful and who cost a lot because they require so much care. Even so, we are able to share from experience that many people with disabilities … Continue reading 41. What sense is there in the life of a handicapped person?

40. Why do I have to live when I didn’t ask to be born?

 You cannot accept yourself as you are. Tormented, paralyzed, you feel alone… Above all, you don’t love yourself and you think that no one else is able to love you. You prefer death rather than living in this unbearable way. Death appears as a means of help and it fascinates you. At the heart of … Continue reading 40. Why do I have to live when I didn’t ask to be born?

36. Isn’t the Devil just a projection of our evil inclinations?

“Evil is not only a deficiency [or the absence of good],”, explains Pope Paul VI, “but… a living [spiritual] being, who [is both] perverted and a perverter. A terrible reality. Mysterious and terrifying. He is enemy number one, tempter par excellence. We know that this obscure and frightening being really exists and that he is … Continue reading 36. Isn’t the Devil just a projection of our evil inclinations?

37. Does the Church help in the fight against Aids?

Handing out condoms to teenagers and young adults is not an efficient way to stop the spread of AIDS. Studies show that condoms are used less often as the number of instances of sexual encounters increase. It is rather by developing responsible behavior and ethics about love that we will have the best defense in … Continue reading 37. Does the Church help in the fight against Aids?

35. Why does the Catholic Church make certain demands which run contrary to the opinion of many people?

Isn’t it surprising that a large number of people, who ordinarily are not at all interested in the faith and teachings of the Church, suddenly become disturbed when she speaks out against abortion, the pill or in vitro fertilization. Is it not true that, deep down inside ourselves, we have doubts in our conscience, whenever … Continue reading 35. Why does the Catholic Church make certain demands which run contrary to the opinion of many people?

33. Good and evil: am i not the only judge of all that concerns me?

Man was created free and always relishes in himself the taste for freedom which is expressed, in particular, in his choices and decisions. It can even be said that an act is human only insofar as the act is free. Nowadays, many people think that because they are free, no one has the right to … Continue reading 33. Good and evil: am i not the only judge of all that concerns me?

32. How does erotic movies hurt relationships?

Impurity blinds the heart and mind: Warps perspective Enslaves Perverts love Indeed, day after day, insidiously, men and women see each other as objects to be used for their personal pleasure. Our view becomes biased. Instead of discovering our fiance(e) or spouse in the fullness of their personality including their corporal, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and … Continue reading 32. How does erotic movies hurt relationships?

30. What are the options when we cannot bear children?

It is indeed a great trial for a couple to realize that there are difficulties for them to conceive a child. There are, in fact, very few couples who are completely sterile without any possibility of pregnancy, while some other couples, appoximately 10 %, are “hypo-fertile”, which means they will take longer to conceive a … Continue reading 30. What are the options when we cannot bear children?

29 Over-population? Should developing countries be forbidden to have children?

An enormous pressure is put on developing countries to diminish their birthrate. Measures are forced upon them which often run contrary to human respect. For example, a certificate of sterilization must be produced in order to get a job in certain societies. International organizations will only give financial aid on the condition that birth control … Continue reading 29 Over-population? Should developing countries be forbidden to have children?