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Pope Francis and Respect for Human Life

An implication of the first principle is that every person, from the moment of conception to natural death has an inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with the dignity that is ours as human beings. 243 more words

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Human Dignity in Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis

Every person is created in the image of God and redeemed by Jesus Christ. Consequently, every person is worthy of respect simply by virtue of being a human being. 469 more words

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Cardinal Ratzinger to the Bishops of the Catholic Church concerning the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced and remarried members of the faithful.

“..Aware however that authentic understanding and genuine mercy are never separated from the truth(4), pastors have the duty to remind these faithful of the Church’s doctrine concerning the celebration of the sacraments, in particular, the reception of the Holy Communion. 286 more words

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Bad Teaching: Women Rule, Men Drool, part 3

This is the last of a three-part series; here are the links to part 1 and part 2.

In my first post in this series, I presented the possibility (probability?) of a wide-spread acceptance in the Christian church of the idea that women are more godly, holy and spiritual than men, and included quotes from others who said that they have bumped up against the idea. 1,636 more words

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Bad Teaching: Women Rule, Men Drool, part 2

This is the second of a three-part series: here are the links to part 1 and part 3.

In my last post I presented the idea that, contrary to the teachings of the Bible, today’s church had somehow gotten hold of the idea that women were superior to men and without sin. 1,357 more words

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Bad Teaching: Women Rule, Men Drool, part 1

This is the first of a three-part series: here are the links to part 2 and part 3.

We have a problem in the church. It appears that nearly one-half of the church is made up of carnal, fleshly-minded people whose only thoughts are with satisfying their appetites, and have no desire nor ability to truly seek after God. 1,153 more words

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The Church and Porn, part 3

This is the last of a three-part series: here are the links to part 1 and part 2.

Okay, to summarize my two previous posts: Paul Byerly, of… 1,835 more words

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