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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture? According to the Catholic Church suicide constitutes serious matter and is truly offensive before God. But then gravity of matter is only one of the three requirements for a mortal sin — the others being sufficient reflection and full consent of the will. ...


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Has the Catholic Church drawn a parallel between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of Jesus in the boat? St. Cyril of Jerusalem does so. Calming of the storm of Jonas, has been paralleled to the Gospel story by a least on Church Father. The circumstances surrounding the storm that hit the ship bound for Tarshish bears striking similarities to the ...


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1 isn't really a question that we can answer. It's speculative. Are current mRNA vaccines a staging ground or first step on a slippery slope? You'd need to show that mRNA vaccines necessarily or at least very plausibly lead to transhumanism. As far as I am aware, mRNA vaccines can't change your genetic code, and that accords with the basic biology I learned ...


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To answer both of your questions, I organize this answer in 4 parts: clarifying how mRNA is never designed to alter DNA brief description of natural law reasoning for the application of medical technology to improve health answering your 2nd question first: establishing the red line separating the allowed vs. disallowed (such as transhumanism), then the ...


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From the deuterocanonical book of Second Maccabees: 2 Maccabees 14:37-46 Razis Dies for His Country A certain Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, was denounced to Nica′nor as a man who loved his fellow citizens and was very well thought of and for his good will was called father of the Jews. For in former times, when there was no mingling with the ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas's prayer "Concede mihi, misericors Deus" includes the request "quod a me requiris, ut faciam, tribue ut sciam" ("grant that I may know what you require me to do"). (See, for example, http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Varia/Concede.html) If the greatest theologian of the last millennium felt the need to ...


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