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Order this Spiritual Guide. Summary of Chapter II – Dr. Summary of Chapter IV – Rev. Summary of The Conclusion – Rev. The Gospel of Life Evangelium Vitae is not just another document. It is literally a celebration. It celebrates Christ, who is personally the Gospel and the Life. It celebrates humanity, love, and true freedom. The Church knows how to celebrate; the world has forgotten. The Church knows how to receive and give life and love. Evanfelium fact, the very meaning of life is to give and receive love see number But the world has become too preoccupied with usefulness, efficiency, and productivity number The world is too busy with its frantic flight from all suffering and death number 64, numbers It flees these because it has forgotten vjtae they mean.

It sees them only as things to be avoided and controlled. Ironically, such forgetfulness envelops the world even more in evangeljum very things it tries to escape.

And in the midst of its slavery to death, the world shouts about freedom, all the while fearing it will be shackled by the one who brings true freedom, namely, Christ. The world needs “good news”, that is, Evangelium. The document begins, “The Gospel Evangelium of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as good news to the people of every age and culture” number 1.

Life is joyful, so it is to be proclaimed numbercelebrated numberand served number The message of life is not optional, or added on to the Gospel, but is at the heart of the Gospel. The Church is inescapably pro-life number28 precisely because she is feminine.

Abortion – Pro Life – Study Guide to Evangelium Vitae: The Gospel of Life

The Church is the Bride of Christ and Mother of believers — and, in fact, of all humanity number3. The earth today is covered with innocent blood, which cries out from wnciclica ground to the God who made it see numberGen. But thanks be to God, there is another Blood that cries out to heaven more eloquently see evangellium 25, cf. The cry of the Blood of Christ brings mercy to those who shed the blood of their brothers and sisters. The shed Blood of Christ teaches the meaning of love, which is to sacrifice oneself for the good of the other person.

It reverses the dynamic of the culture of death, which sacrifices the other person for the good of oneself. The Blood of Christ, one drop of which can purify a billion worlds, gives us strength to carry out the “great campaign on behalf of life” which is called for by this encyclical number The pro-life movement itself, in fact, is a sign of hope and victory number The encyclical looks to evangeloum day when “death will be no more” Rev.

That time is coming, and that promise is, in a nutshell, the Gospel of Life. The Encyclical was the result of a request by an Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals that met in to “address the problem of threats to human life in our day. The Cardinals unanimously asked the Holy Father to “reaffirm with the authority of Peter the value of human life and its inviolability in the light of present circumstances evangeliym attacks today.


This study guide is designed to be used by an individual or efangelium as a side-by-side companion with the Encyclical itself.

Each section of the Encyclical should be prayerfully read, followed by use of the study guide as a “springboard” to delve more deeply into the text and to stimulate reflection and discussion. Evanhelium study guide has a summary statement for each section of the Encyclical followed enciiclica a series of questions that refer the reader back to aspects of the Gospel of life found in that particular section.

A Study Guide to Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)

Continual returning to the text helps emphasize that the Encyclical itself is the primary source of instruction and the basis for individual and group applications of the Gospel of Life. An “Application-Life Step” number assists in implementing the teachings of the Encyclical for daily living. Space is provided for the writing of answers and reflections.

A Glossary evangrlium the conclusion of the study guide assists the reader in clarifying some key terms contained in the Encyclical.

It is our hope, that on the tenth anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, this study guide will further facilitate the original intent of its writing, again, as stated by the Holy Father: The Holy Father introduces us to the great theme of the Gospel of Life and issues a universal call to share this “good news” with “dauntless fidelity.

The incomparable worth of the human person is affirmed and contemporary threats against life are chronicled. What is the message of the Gospel of Life and to whom should it be proclaimed? What is the relationship between the Evanngelium of life and the evangeliuj law, which is an “echo in the heart of every human person? The Pope in numbers lists “threats and crimes against humanity. The Holy Father connects the present day threats against human life with the roots citae violence revealed in the biblical account of the first murder.

The questions of the Lord ring out as clear today as then: The antidote to efangelium conceived in the heart, and acted upon in deed, is the “sprinkled blood” fulfilled in Christ.

This blood “redeems, purifies, saves and also clarifies to man that “his vocation consists in the sincere gift of self. How is the biblical story of Cain and Abel enciclkca relevant to the current battle between the culture of death and the culture of life?

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The Holy Father states that: The Holy Father calls us to be, “unconditionally Pro-life. Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son.

I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord.

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Why is this the case? Because human life “is a manifestation of God in the world, a sign of his presence, a trace of his glory. The Gospel of Life declares that life is a gift to each and every person. Bodily life, however, is not an end in itself; rather, it is a beginning of the journey toward Eternal Life. See number 41 Invoking the Second Vatican Council, he calls special attention to the specific responsibility…for human life as such, which reaches its highest point in the giving of life through enficlica by man and woman in marriage.

The Holy Father establishes viae the Gospel of Life “is not merely… about making changes in society,” but states that The Gospel of Life “is concrete and personal,” and consists in the proclaiming of what, or more specifically, enciclic


See number 29, number 1. Reflect on the seeming paradox of the uncertainty of life and the affirmation of its value. How does suffering relate to the sanctity of life? Although man instinctively loves life, this takes on new breadth and depth in the divine dimensions of this good. How does the eternal dimension of life enhance the earthly dimension? The Holy Father states, “Human life finds itself most vulnerable when it enters the world and when it…embarks upon eternity.

In what ways can we give up enciiclica aspect of our own lives in order to save others? In what way does this story encourage us to continue to labor in the pro-life movement, in spite of hardships?

God’s Commandment is never separated from His Love. All three have their origin in God Himself. Thus, God’s Law is a holy Law. He further indicates that both earthly and eternal life are sacred as only God Evagelium can give us the means Grace by and through which we can reach heaven and share in His Divine Life: Love is immeasurable, limitless, eternal, selfless and effusive; these attributes accurately describe God’s own infinite love, which is why God, from His infinite Love, directly and individually creates each human soul in His own image and likeness.

Life therefore remains always a very precious gift of God and in a special relationship to God, who is Life’s sole end, and who will punish every violation of His Holy Law or commandment to not kill. Why did God create us, for what purpose? What is the solemn Church Teaching on cherishing, preserving each and every human life? Are there any exceptions? Reflect on what makes abortion a particularly grave evil? Does the Pope call it murder?

Is there a new human life at conception? How can I challenge the members of my community to treasure, cherish and protect all innocent human life? In what ways can I uphold Truth itself as objective and immutable? In what ways can I vihae of its sublime origins? Proclaiming and Demonstrating the Gospel of Life: After crafting the scriptural, theological and anthropological basis for the Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II exhorts us to carry the Gospel forth in various ways.

Evangelization is “inextricably linked to preaching, celebration and the service of charity” as it calls its followers to action “according to individual charisms and ministry” number In number IV numbers the Gospel is to be encicilca to the evangelkum square “to the heart of every man and woman … to make it penetrate every part of society” number 80 just as the Apostles left the upper room on Pentecost and took to the streets in Jerusalem Acts 2.

The Holy Father now promotes an array of human response from all walks and professions to encompass what it takes to respect, defend and promote life. These opportunities are always driven by the Spirit, the “Lord and giver of Life” see Nicene Creed who testifies to “Jesus…the only Gospel” beyond whom “we have nothing further to say or any other witness to bear. And as such, “You did it to Me!

Before encouraging various professions to appropriate capacities in the struggle to defend life, the encyclical gives a fine summary of the “consequences of this Gospel.

Celebration, prayer, wonder, gratitude and heroism are words the Holy Father savors and applies to His discussion on human life numbers The culture of death lacks these.