Roman Catholic Teaching on Abortion and Contraception

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Roman Catholic Teaching on Abortion and Contraception
 

Authored by Ronald L Conte Jr

This book of moral theology begins with the teachings of Pope John Paul II on the basic principles of ethics, especially the three fonts of morality and the concept of intrinsically evil acts. Then the holy Pontiff's ethical teachings are used as our guide to understand the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on contraception and abortion. Many different magisterial documents are examined and explained; common misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and false claims are corrected and refuted.

If you are a faithful Roman Catholic, you already know that contraception and abortion are condemned by our Faith. What this book will teach you is exactly why contraception and abortion are intrinsically evil and always gravely immoral. By applying the three fonts of morality to contraception and abortion, this book elucidates basic moral concepts such as intrinsic evil, the moral object, the distinction between direct and indirect abortion, the relationship between intention and morality, the principle of double effect, and the moral evaluation of good and bad consequences in the circumstances of an act. By following this path of study, you will arrive at a better understanding of Catholic moral teaching, and be better able to distinguish right from wrong in every area of ethics.

Ronald L. Conte Jr. is the translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible, and the author of The Catechism of Catholic Ethics: a work of Roman Catholic moral theology, and Roman Catholic Marital Sexual Ethics. His other books cover diverse subjects in theology, including Mariology, Biblical chronology, eschatology, and other topics.

Chapter List:
1. The Basic Principles of Ethics
2. Veritatis Splendor
3. Humanae Vitae
4. The Catechism and the Compendium
5. Casti Connubii
6. Sacred Scripture
7. Evangelium Vitae
8. Address to Midwives
9. Familiaris Consortio
10. CDF Documents
11. USCCB Documents
12. Second Vatican Council
13. Other Magisterial Documents
14. Contraception and Heresy
15. Pope Benedict's Comment on Condoms
16. Abortion and Excommunication



Publication Date:
2012-05-25
ISBN/EAN13:
0984613560 / 9780984613564
Page Count:
424
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Theology / Ethics




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