What is the message of Veritatis Splendor?
Veritatis splendor states that because the judgment of the conscience may be errant, a person has an obligation to ensure that their conscience is informed always and everywhere. Hence, it is necessary to understand what the divine law, as expressed through Church teaching, is and the reasons behind it.
What is Evangelium Vitae?
The Gospel of Life
Evangelium vitae (Ecclesiastical Latin: [ɛ. vanˈd͡ʒɛː.li.um ˈvi. tɛ]) translated in English to “The Gospel of Life”, is a papal encyclical promulgated on 25 March 1995 by Pope John Paul II.
What is moral theology?
moral theology, also called Christian ethics, Christian theological discipline concerned with identifying and elucidating the principles that determine the quality of human behaviour in the light of Christian revelation.
Which Pauline letter focuses on the theme of the righteousness of God?
Paul gives a summary of the theme of his letter: “The Gospel . . . is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith” (1:16–17).
What does Evangelium Vitae say about capital punishment?
Pope John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (“The Gospel of Life”), condemned capital punishment except “in cases of absolute necessity” which were said to be “very rare, if not practically non-existent.” He called for its abolition just four years later.
What are the goals of moral theology?
What was Paul’s message?
Basic message In the surviving letters, Paul often recalls what he said during his founding visits. He preached the death, resurrection, and lordship of Jesus Christ, and he proclaimed that faith in Jesus guarantees a share in his life.
What was the message of Paul’s letter to the Romans?
Paul urges the Romans to live not “according to the flesh” but rather by the Spirit (8:4). Through the Spirit, all believers become spiritual children of God, called by God to glory. This potential is a source of strength for the Christian: “If God is for us, who is against us?” (8:31).
What are the important points of the Humanae Vitae?
“Humanae Vitae’s” statements regarding conception and artificial contraception, including abortion and sterilization, help elucidate the Roman Catholic Church’s position on human life, embryology, and development.
What does Humanae Vitae say about marriage?
POPE PAUL VI AS PROPHET: HAVE HUMANAE VITAE’S BOLD PREDICTIONS COME TRUE? Humanae Vitae 25 years ago “prophesied” that marriages and society would suffer if the use of contraception became widespread. Now the vast majority of spouses, as well as those who are unmarried, use some form of contraception.