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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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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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Attitudes to suicide had already changed well before the time of Chesterton. The Christian attitude described by Chesterton was already in the past. This can be seen by his use of the past tense. The Christian attitude was ... not what is affirmed in modern morals. By modern Chesterton meant, of course, those of his time, the early twentieth century. In the ...


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The General Synod of the Church of England announced that suicides could receive Anglican funerals as far back as 2015. Comments made in the linked article seem to reflect the general shift in attitude and increased understanding that the majority of suicides are no longer viewed as "self-murder", but a sad consequence of extreme mental anguish or ...


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