Life Issues

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Assisted Suicide: Death by "Choice"

by USCCB Publishing
$5.00

All articles are available in the packets or separately; a limited supply of printed articles are available in Spanish.

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The Causes and Context study (1950-2010) integrates research from sociocultural, psychological, situational, and organizational perspectives, and provides information on why the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in the United States occurred as it did. The Causes and Context study is an extension of the previous study, Nature and Scope, which addressed the problem from 1950 to 2002 and was published in February 2004. The Nature and Scope study provided information about what happened, including the number of abuse incidents, the distribution of offenses geographically and over time, the characteristics of the priests against whom allegations were made and the minors they abused, the Catholic Church’s response to the allegations, and the financial impact of the abuse incidents.

Product Code: 7-201 
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978-1-60137-201-4

Pages: 152

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Pocket folder contains one flyer each in English and Spanish, seven pamphlet-length articles covering major pro-life issues, a Liturgy Guide and one Respect Life poster (with English and Spanish on reverse sides).

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This Instruction from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) provides guidance on how to respect human life and human procreation in our heavily scientific age. The Instruction occurs in three parts. The first part explains the Church's fundamental teaching on human life and procreation. The second part addresses new problems in procreation, including techniques for assisting fertility, freezing embryos, and preventing pregnancy. The third part covers new treatments involving the manipulation of the embryo or the human genetic patrimony. This section covers issues such as gene therapy, human cloning, and the therapeutic use of stem cells. Includes commentary on the Instruction, an address from Pope Benedict XVI on stem cells, select bibliography, and glossary. (Publ. 2009)

Product Code: 7-069 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-069-3

Pages: 80

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El Evangelio de la vida (Evangelium Vitae)

by USCCB Publishing
$10.95

 Sobre el Valor y el Caracter Inviolable de la Vida Humana

Sobre el valor y la inviolabilidad de la vida humana. Reafirmando "la grandeza y el inestimable valor de la vida humana", el papa Juan Pablo II presenta en su carta encíclica las amenazas legales, éticas y morales que acosan la vida hoy día. En vista del clima actual de materialismo, el Papa aborda entre otros asuntos el aborto, las técnicas de reproducción artificial, la anticoncepción, la pena capital, la eutanasia, la legítima defensa, la esterilización y el suicidio

Author: Pope John Paul II 
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317-5 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-317-3

Pages: 196

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage latest resource of the Marriage: Unique for a Reason initiative is a catechetical film in Spanish (with option subtitles in English) entitled El Matrimonio: Hecho para el amor y la vida (Marriage: Made for Love and Life).The initiative is to help catechize and educate Catholics on the meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Product Code: 7-878 
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978-1-60137-878-1 Binding Information: DVD packaged set  
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Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary challenges, both medical and moral. In these revised Directives, the bishops reaffirm the Church's commitment to health care ministry-and to the ethical standards of behavior that flow from the Church's teaching about the dignity of the human person. Any Catholic professional engaged in health care services will find authoritative guidance on the day's most pressing moral issues

Product Code: 7-864 
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978-1-60137-864-4

Pages: 45

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Final Blessing (DVD)

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

This video program examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill. Rather than turning away from the unavoidable sadness in these stories, viewers will be left inspired, uplifted, and even consoled by the patients' end-of-life discoveries of the potential for peace and healing. Final Blessing is a program about uncovering a place within the soul to begin to understand suffering on a different level and to look forward to what lies beyond. It was originally aired on some NBC-TV stations, was funded by the U.S. bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign and was produced by Martin Doblmeier and Journey Films, Inc. It features Mattie Stepanik, an inspiring little boy, and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. A discussion guide is included.

Funded by: Catholic Communication Campaign 
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5-168 
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978-1-57455-168-6 Binding Information: DVD video 52.00 Min 
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This statement continues a more than thirty-year tradition by the bishops of encouraging Catholics to use the values of their faith to shape their participation in political life. It focuses on helping Catholics form their consciences so they can make sound moral judgments about public choices. Faithful Citizenship highlights four areas of special concern-defending human life, promoting family life, pursuing social justice, and practicing global solidarity

Product Code: 7-847 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-847-7

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How is "faithful citizenship" a matter of conscience. Three ten minute segments show how everyone can faithfully participate in the political process. Each segment helps catholics learn how they can from their consciences in order to make important public choices. The three segments are (1) English for adults (a matter of conscience) (2) Spanish for Adults (un asunto de consciencia) and (3) English for teens (go make a difference) Duration: 30 minutes

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978-1-60137-237-6 Binding Information: DVD video  
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This statement continues a more than thirty-year tradition by the bishops of encouraging Catholics to use the values of their faith to shape their participation in political life. It focuses on helping Catholics form their consciences so they can make sound moral judgments about public choices. Faithful Citizenship highlights four areas of special concern-defending human life, promoting family life, pursuing social justice, and practicing global solidarity.
Product Code: 7-235 
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978-1-60137-235-2
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Designed to build on the pastoral reflection Strengthening the Bonds of Peace, this document provides three objectives-to appreciate and incorporate the gifts of women in the Church; to appoint women to church leadership positions; and to promote collaboration between women and men in the Church. Also includes accompanying suggestions for engaging the gifts of women in the Church

Product Code: 5-266 
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978-1-57455-266-9

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These guidelines give concrete expression to the bishops' long-standing concern for providing access to full sacramental participation for Catholics with disabilities. Drawn from the Church's ritual books and canonical tradition, the work presents a set of general principles helpful to diocesan staff, pastoral leaders, catechists, parishioners, health care workers, and all who minister to or with Catholics with disabilities

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978-1-57455-425-0

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The bishops call for both prudence and boldness in meeting today's health care challenges.

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ISBN: 
978-1-55586-830-7

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Dr. Bruchalski discusses successful fertility treatments that are faithful to the teachings of the Church.

 

What to say and do when a friend confides an abortion experience. Attractive and informative six-panel brochure. Binding Information: 6-panel brochure.

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Provides educational and informational guidance on the difficult questions and problems involved with human sexuality.

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ISBN: 
978-1-55586-405-7

Pages: 127

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Applies church teaching as it relates to biomedical technology

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978-1-55586-156-8

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William B. May, Presidente de los Católicos por el Bien Común Sr. May explica cómo los católicos pueden transmitir la realidad del matrimonio a familiares y amigos

El deseo de amar y ser amados "felices para siempre" por una persona especial está entretejido en nuestra naturaleza humana. El matrimonio es ese lugar seguro donde las parejas y sus hijos pueden florecer. Por el contrario, la intimidad sexual fuera del matrimonio es una imitación barata y en última instancia dañina de la comunión fiel y permanente, amorosa y vivificante del cuerpo, la mente y el alma que Dios diseñó para ser el matrimonio

 

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La Vida Importa: El Aborto

by USCCB Publishing
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The reality that abortion kills innocent children, hurts women physically and emotionally, and harms men, families, and society demonstrates that the Church's opposition to abortion-based on the inherent dignity and equal value of every human life-is the only moral choice, even for nonbelievers.

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Destructive experimentation on human embryos violates the God-given right to life of very young human beings. It violates the Fifth Commandment, as well as the federal ban enacted by Congress every year since 1995, and the ethics rules of international organizations and U.S. agencies.

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From the standpoint of women's health alone-putting aside all the important moral reasons why contraception is wrong-there are many serious reasons to reject contraception: increased access does not reduce unintended pregnancies and abortions. Instead, it increases rates of STDs. Hormonal contraceptives also put women at higher risk of potentially fatal blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer.

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"Every human person-no matter how vulnerable or helpless, … no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society-is a being of inestimable worth created in the image and likeness of God"

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