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Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guide when considering whether the lyrics in a song, or the words in a book, or a television programme, are appropriate for a Christian to read/see: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—...


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This is a matter of conscience, quite clearly. I well know how these matters may be viewed by the ungodly as I was disciplined in a certain company many years ago (final written warning on the first instance of its occurrence) because of this very issue arising, suddenly, without my being prepared to meet it and I reacted in a way which was unacceptable to ...


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Is using medication or vaccines derived from tissue of aborted fetuses compatible with Catholic teaching? The short answer is no, but it is a little more complicated than a simple one word answer. Apparently there is at least one Catholic Bishop who is speaking against this calling it a possible beginning of the apocalypse in this YouTube video: Abortion-...


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Secular Music and Christian Standards? If you do not mind I would like to answer your question from a Catholic perspective (which I think would be appropriate to some degree to other Christian denominations). For the most part this question will depend on the lyrics. The tempo and beat are are of less importance to some degree, but should not be entirely ...


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What ethical considerations, if any, should Catholic have about cryptocurrencies? An article published on 19 July 2017 suggested that the Vatican may launch a “blessed” cryptocurrency, taxed in favour of the world’s poor. One fear is that nefarious traders would continue their schemes, now under the blessing palms of the Pope. Part of the article said: It ...


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I wish to know both ethical considerations involved and how to identify which Covid-19 vaccinations might have such ethically questionable ‘ingredients'. How to identify The Pro-Life Charlotte Lozier Institute maintains an up to date, complete with references, but easy to read table of coronavirus vaccines (pdf version here). Each vaccine has 3 ethical ...


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I do not have own insights to this topic, but I want to point to some statements of representants of the Catholic Church. In the last month many dealt with this topic, e.g the Bishops Conferences of the UK, the US, Ireland and Slowakia (source, German). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Chairmen of the Committee on Doctrine and the Committee ...


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It is arguably the same writer (opinions differ on Paul writing Hebrews) who wrote : And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. Romans 3:8 [KJV]. Romans 3:8 would be a resounding 'No' to your question, I believe. To do evil that good may come out of it is ...


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Why can't we boil down the three fonts of morality to two? The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the morality of human acts depends on three things: I. THE SOURCES OF MORALITY 1750 The morality of human acts depends on: the object chosen; the end in view or the intention; the circumstances of the action. The object, the intention, and the ...


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Morality of mining Cryptocurrency mining Bitcoin mining is not gambling any more than actual gold mining is gambling or running algorithms on computers is gambling. Mining is essential to the functioning of ledgers based on blockchains. Mining Bitcoin mining is the process of making computer hardware do mathematical calculations for the Bitcoin network to ...


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Scripture teaches God's absolute righteousness and holiness (Is 6, Rev 4:8). Like the priests of old, a Christian's life ought to be "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" (Ex 39:30). 1 Jn 1:3-9 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus ...


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Similarly, the surgeon’s best book on human anatomy, and probably vital for the most excellent surgery, especially in difficult cases, is “Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man” by Eduard Pernkopf. But the dilemma for the surgeon is “Should I be using it?” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49294861 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place ...


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If we say objective morality exists, we surely mean by it that some things are moral or immoral (good or bad) independent of any other variables. That would include time and space. Which would make objective morality either god, or proceeding in eternity past from God. A government or authority cannot produce objective morals because it cannot exist outside ...


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The short answer is "yes." The bigger, more important question is: "Was it WRONG?" Like many times, this can only be addressed on a case-by-case basis (and with full information). Additionally, though never fully expressed, what often matters in our decision-making is motivation. For example, when Jesus says that "anyone who has already looked at woman to ...


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