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CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 8

Chapter 8

Respect

for Life

You are lovable because God made you. The Beginning of Respect for Life

You are

lovable

because God

made you.

The Beginning of Respect for Life

Love of Self (Self-Esteem)

  • 1. You should love yourself because you are made in God’s image.

  • 2. You should love yourself because Jesus loves you, forgives your sins,

and died on the Cross for you.

  • 3. You should love yourself because of your unique talents and inherent

dignity.

Love of Self (Self-Esteem) 1. You should love yourself because you are made in God’s image.

The Beginning of Respect for Life

The Fourth Commandment

“Honor your father and your mother.”

The Fourth Commandment

The Domestic Church recognizes the family as the Church in miniature.

The Domestic Church models:

the love and community of the Triune God

the theological virtues

God’s Word

prayer

The Domestic Church recognizes the family as the Church in miniature. The Domestic Church models: •

The Fourth Commandment

Responsibility to the Fourth Commandment

Parents

educate their children intellectually, socially

provide a safe warm environment of care,

love, forgiveness,

tenderness and service

educate their children religiously and morally

Children

obey parents’ reasonable wishes

honor others who nourish their faith and growth

as adults, seek advice of parents, express gratitude, support them spiritually, psychologically and

financially if necessary

The Fourth Commandment

Other ways to keep the Fourth Commandment • Honor legitimate government and Church authorities; authorities honor

Other ways to keep the Fourth Commandment

Honor legitimate government and Church authorities; authorities honor all people by upholding basic human rights. Citizens must obey the legitimate regulations of people who hold authority (teachers and police officers). Catholics must bring Christ to the world by working for social justice causes. Never forget that God is always the ultimate authority.

The Fourth Commandment

The Fifth Commandment

Thou shall not kill.”

Teaches respect for human life. Condemns direct killing of an innocent person as gravely sinful. Disobedience of the commandment springs from anger, hatred and vengeance.

The Fifth Commandment

Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

“The death penalty is inadmissible

because it is an attack on the

inviolability and dignity of the person,”

reads the Catechism of the Catholic

Church now on the death penalty, with

the addition that the Church “works

with determination for its abolition worldwide” (August 2, 2018).

Pope Francis on the Death Penalty “The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack

The Fifth Commandment

Is Self-defense a justifiable reason for killing?

Is Self-defense a justifiable reason for killing? “The act of self-defense can have a double effect:

“The act of self-defense can have a double effect:

the preservation of one’s

own life; and the killing of

the

aggressor. . .

.The one

is intended, the other is

not” (CCC, 2263, quoting St. Thomas Aquinas).

Assignment

What is a recent example of genocide from the news? What is the origin

of this genocide? How

can it be solved?

Assignment What is a recent example of genocide from the news? What is the origin of

In 1994, 75 percent of the Tutsi ethnic population in

Rwanda was brutally killed in a state-led genocide.

The Sin of Abortion

Abortion is a violation of natural law.

Abortion is a direct challenge to the ethics of Jesus, who clearly instructed his followers to care for the weakest and most defenseless.

Abortion incurs excommunication, the condition of a baptized person’s no longer being “in communion”

with the Church.

The Sin of Abortion • Abortion is a violation of natural law. • Abortion is a

Sins against the Fifth Commandment

Euthanasia is defined as

Any “action or omission which of itself and by intention causes death, with the purpose of

eliminating all suffering” (Evangelium Vitae, 65).

Remember that good intentions do not justify evil means.

Euthanasia is defined as • Any “action or omission which of itself and by intention causes

Sins against the Fifth Commandment

What are morally permissible choices at

the end of life?

2278 Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected

outcome can be legitimate…. Here one does not will to cause death;

one's inability to impede it is merely accepted.

2279 …. The use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of shortening their days, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or a means, but only foreseen and tolerated as inevitable.

Catholic options for those considering abortion

Option Line (optionline.org): Toll-free resource connecting callers to pregnancy resource centers to answer questions about abortion, pregnancy tests, STD’s, adoption, parenting, medical referrals, housing and other issues Birthright (birthright.org): network of almost one thousand pregnancy

help centers through the US offering testing, counseling and resources such

as medical, financial and person assistance. Philosophy: “every woman… is

a human being looking for help and support in a time of need”

National Life Center (nationallifecenter.com): 24 hour hotline for pregnancy crisis

Other organizations: Bethany Christian Services, The Nurturing Network, Several Sources Foundation, Gabriel Project

Violations against the Fifth Commandment

Factors that Contribute to an Unhealthy Body

Tobacco use Misuse and abuse of drugs Eating disorders

Bulimia Anorexia nervosa Compulsive overeating

Factors that Contribute to an Unhealthy Body • Tobacco use • Misuse and abuse of drugs

The Fifth Commandment and Personal Health

Ways to Take Drugs

There are basically three ways to take drugs:

  • 1. Useonly as intended, when needed, and as directed

  • 2. Misuse—against medical instructions (e.g., using another person’s

prescription to get high or steroids to build strength at an artificial rate)

  • 3. Abusein a way that is not medically intended and is illegal

Only the first way is correct. The Church teaches that the use of drugs, “except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense” (CCC, 2291).

The Fifth Commandment of Personal Health

The Allegory of Temperance Luca Giordano, 1680’s Virtue of Temperance Temperance regulates your attraction to pleasure

The Allegory of Temperance Luca Giordano, 1680’s

Virtue of

Temperance

Temperance regulates your

attraction to pleasure and helps you

use God’s creative goods in a

balanced way.

Abstinence tempers your desire for food and other pleasure-producing

substances.

Sobriety moderates your desire for alcohol.

Chastity helps you control your sex drive in a way that is compatible

with your state in life.

The Fifth Commandment of Personal Health