Evangelium Vitae: Proclaiming the Gospel of LIFE ( Fullness of Life) March 25, 1995; "Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God."
FAMILY: The Sanctuary of Life. Through pro-creation, the husband and wife become co-operators of God in transmitting the gift of human life, His divine image.
The family is the primary cell of the church and society; the first school where the Gospel of Life should be proclaimed, taught and lived.
It is the sanctuary where man is protected and nurtured through the different stages of life.
Population and Development: Debunking the Myth of Linking Population to Development.
What is development? Holding aloft the euphemism “reproductive health," population control advocates are pushing a controversial bill that would cut the population growth rate by abortifacient means, if necessary.
The obsession with a wide-ranging “reproductive health" law appears to follow the line of least resistance in striking a balance between population and resources.
MARY: The Model for Proclaiming the Gospel of Life. The gospel of Luke 1:26-38 shows us a model in Mary. When the angel announced to her that she was “full of grace" and the Lord has found favour in her, and that she was to bore a Son, she was troubled and asked how could this happen when she had no husband. After the angel explained to her that the Holy Spirit will come upon her, she said "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word." How many of us, faced with a dilemma of whether to choose to uphold the fullness of life, as part of God’s plan, can respond like Mary?
Our Accountability for Life –We are our brothers’ keeper. The Gospel of Life has been proclaimed to us; we are called to proclaim it to others. As Jesus is our way, our truth and life, we must bring others to Him.
With the life God has given us, He entrusts us to one another. It is our responsibility to place ourselves at the service of others through openness and gift of self as expression of our love.
It is not enough that we condemn the threats to life; we have to act to protect life. The “culture of life" should be our advocacy.
Thou Shall Not Kill. The speaker can discuss any and all form of violation or threat to human life as a sin against the 5th commandment.