Does the Catholic Church have any teaching on cannibalism?
Under normal circumstances, it is sinful to mutilate a human person who has died. This is plain logic and the the courts treat this as a desecration of a human corpse and take it very seriously.
Nevertheless, exceptions have historically happened.
The Oct. 13, 1972 plane crash in the Andes is a ...
Does the Catholic Church allow scientific experiments that deliberately inflict some degree of pain on a human being?
Scientific experiments on human beings must maintain respect for dignity the human person. Scientific experiments for the sole reason of deliberately inflicting some degree of pain on a human being are forbidden. Certain moral rules do exist. ...
According to Scripture, we are "surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses." Heb 12:1. And, we are all one Body in Christ Jesus, though many members. 1 Cor 12:27. There are other verses, too, but these both would seem to imply that community is important in the Christian life.
Now, if what your friend means when he or she says "everyone ...
St. Thomas Aquinas, in Super Sent. lib. 4 d. 10 q. 1 a. 1 arg. 1, says
to eat the flesh of a man suggests a certain bestial cruelty and an irreverence for what is eaten.manducare carnes hominis sonat in quamdam bestialem crudelitatem manducantis, et irreverentiam manducati.
We should be like God.
Leviticus 11:45 (NASB95)
“For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.”
This sentiment is repeated a few times in Leviticus as well by Peter (1Pe 1:15).
I think we ought to be like God—not as Adam and Eve in Eden, but as regards to sin in general (and, perhaps, ...