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According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors to prevent them from performing abortions?

Ends do not justify means. It is never permissible to do evil so that good may come about: "let us not do evil that there may come good" (Rom. 3:8). Sin sometimes must be tolerated in order ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is assassinating politicians ever justifiable under the Natural Law?

According to the Catholic Church, is assassinating politicians ever justifiable under the Natural Law? The short answer seems to be in the affirmative, as long as it was not done by a individual on ...
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How did Cain kill Abel?

In the canon of scripture the answer is not stated, but in the book of Jasher it is. I suppose most would not consider it doctrine since it is not in the current Bible, but in the book of Jasher it ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is assassinating politicians ever justifiable under the Natural Law?

The Spanish scholastic Juan De Mariana, S.J. (1536-1624) defended tyrannicide, that tyrants can be assassinated. The economist Jesús Huerta de Soto, who specializes in Spanish scholasticism, said (@17:...
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What is the evidence that Thomas Aquinas was assassinated?

A recent biographer of St. Thomas, Jean-Pierre Torrell, says in Saint Thomas Aquinas. Volume I, The Person and His Work (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005), p. 294: The ...
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Who was the first person on record who was killed by a Christian or group of Christians for religious disagreements?

Your question starts with a couple of assumptions that don't hold up. First, the earliest Christians had plenty of heated disagreements, starting with doctrinal conflicts over the extent to which the ...
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(LDS) What kind of payment can a murderer make to receive a pardon?

I haven't taken a look at the other question yet, but after reading your question, my knee-jerk reaction was, "whaaaat?" The word "pardon" does not exist in LDS doctrine outside of ...
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According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors to prevent them from performing abortions?

According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors or expectant mothers in order to prevent them from having an abortions? The short answer is yes. The big objection with ...
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According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors to prevent them from performing abortions?

From "Moral Theology" by Fr. Heribert Jone (a book that was recommended to me by a traditional Catholic priest), Section 215 on self-defense: "One may defend the life and possessions of others even as ...
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Who was the first person on record who was killed by a Christian or group of Christians for religious disagreements?

Who was the first person on record who was killed by a Christian or group of Christians for religious disagreements? Undoubtedly the answer to this question would seem to be lost to history. ...
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(LDS) What kind of payment can a murderer make to receive a pardon?

Questions like these can get tricky because they're all about semantics. Pardon sin and forgive sin are used interchangeably throughout the scriptures and as used by church leaders. Also, I would ...
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How did Cain kill Abel?

Although an answer from the Book of Jasher has been given, Pseudo-Jonathan's targum (Aramaic paraphrase of the Tanakh with commentary) says Cain drove a stone into Abel's forehead, killing him.
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How did Cain kill Abel?

The weapon itself is never stated, though there are many potential options. Often, I've heard it said that Cain used the jawbone of an ass, but this is likely a conflation of stories with Sampson. ...
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What is the significance of Lamech's boast?

Lamech is trolling on Facebook! We know is that the earth was exceedingly violent and wicked in those days, and so we generally assume that Lamech was a prominent person in this culture, but aside ...
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