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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?

Short answer By its very mechanism, mRNA technology cannot alter our DNA, but an entirely different technology can, such as CRISPR which is a candidate to make mankind resistant chromosomally. ...
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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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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by the gender they identify as?

There are a number of points to address in this question. Transsexualism Confirming someone in sin Sins against charity There are lots of things in this answer which many people will find ...
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Is Evangelium Vitæ §58 the first magisterial document to call abortion murder?

No. The Church has considered abortion to be murder long before 1995. As Huser, The Crime of Abortion in Canon Law: An Historical Synopsis and Commentary (1942), p. 154 summarizes (my emphasis): ...
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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?

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 ...
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Did reformation leaders throw out the Summa Theologica?

Luther According to Steinmetz, David Curtis. 2002. Luther in Context. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic., Luther had no direct knowledge of the content St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica. Luther ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

In addition to the commands given to Adam and Noah, we have the book of Job. Many believe that Job lived between Abraham and Moses, and that Moses or Joshua wrote that book down. Job is filled with ...
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Is Evangelium Vitæ §58 the first magisterial document to call abortion murder?

Is Evangelium Vitæ §58 the first magisterial document to call abortion murder? The short answer is no. Pope Sixtus V was a rigid moral individual. Prior to his papacy, he was recalled from his role as ...
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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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Did any of the Church Fathers believe in natural theology?

Did any of the Church Fathers believe in natural theology? Some of the Church Fathers have written on diverse aspects and beliefs in the natural law. Paul's Epistle to the Romans is generally ...
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How can one say that existence is good, without using Divine Revelation?

Since according to Jesus, only God is good and, according to Scripture, without the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit there would be no creation, and there is divine revelation inherent in the creation, ...
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What is courting according to the Catholic interpretation of the Natural Law?

I am worried that any answer to this question will be opinion based, but I will take as objective of a stab at it as I can. Given that all human relationships are kinds of friendship according to ...
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According to a Catholic teaching, whether Thanos did anything wrong

To continue after the manner of Aquinas: On the contrary, Our Lord says (Mark 10:19) "You know the commandments: 'You shall not kill'." I answer: The natural law, as its name implies, is written ...
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According a Catholic interpretation of the natural law, do individuals posses a right to privacy?

Where human rights come from Catholic understanding of natural law is the law that God implants in every human being when He creates human nature as opposed to animal nature. The human soul then is ...
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According a Catholic interpretation of the natural law, do individuals posses a right to privacy?

In Catholic Republic written by author Timothy Gordon (page 38ff), he outlines there are only 3 rights directly under Natural Law: Right to Life, Right to Liberty and Right to Property, so one cannot ...
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How can one say that existence is good, without using Divine Revelation?

First you need to establish what is meant by "good". For its four letters, this is a large word! Some parts of the definition of good may be supported empirically, whereas others are ...
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According to the Catholic Church, should 'vaccine passports' be contrary to Natural Moral Law?

Based on the CDF's document regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, I would think that vaccine passports would only be permissible if: Such a requirement is necessary to promoting the public good and there ...
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According a Catholic interpretation of the natural law, do individuals posses a right to privacy?

According a Catholic interpretation of the natural law, do individuals posses a right to privacy? The short answer is yes. To start with I am going to begin with the Natural Law in Catholic Social ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

The phrase in Gen 26 may be another way of saying what was already said in Gen. 18:19, which refers to keeping "the way of the Lord." God declares that said Abraham kept this way by doing ...
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How can one say that existence is good, without using Divine Revelation?

As a kind of back-up to the excellent answer given on 5th July, and the equally profound one given on the 6th July, I would point this sad fact out. Consider how humanity uses, and abuses the word '...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated? Before the Law of Moses, there was the natural law which is ascribed on the hearts of all mankind. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans is ...
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Does Catholic morality (i.e. Natural Law) reject the idea that different cultures fundamentally think differently?

I am sorry this answer is a bit ignorant. I am not a theologian but let me explore the idea. Some words about martyrium in catholicism In Catholicism, it is not "to value what they consider ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

Ancient Culture To first give some cultural background to this answer, we recall that in previous centuries, the Liberal Schools mocked the authenticity of the Pentateuch, by alleging that Moses could ...
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According a Catholic interpretation of the natural law, do individuals posses a right to privacy?

Secret/private vs. open is distinguished in moral theology. For example: Backbiting/detraction (detractio),the blackening of another's good name (fama) by words uttered in secret—St. Albert the Great,...
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According to a Catholic teaching, whether Thanos did anything wrong

Probably his sin was "pride". He consider himself able to decide on other lives, and to establish which is good and which is not: only God can do it. Just like Adam and Eve after eating the forbidden ...
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Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?

Consider the six days of creation, which in itself is a miracle. God spoke things into existence that did not exist before. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of ...
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Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?

Not all miracles can be explained by natural causes. A magician can bring a rabbit out of a hat as long as he has three things: some jiggery pokery, a hat, and a rabbit; but only God can bring an ...
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Does the Catholic Church consider abortion to be murder?

John Paul II, Evangelium Vitæ §58 (25 March 1995): The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder
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Did reformation leaders throw out the Summa Theologica?

I found what maybe the perfect journal article that addresses your question: McNeill, John T. “Natural Law in the Teaching of the Reformers.” The Journal of Religion, vol. 26, no. 3, 1946, pp. 168–182....
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