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Ch 18 Social Justice

Transforming the World Through Faith

the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. abortion
actions by which an individual helps another person voluntarily bring about his or her own death assisted suicide
a division of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that develops radio and television programs and other media resources that promote Gospel values (p. 197) Catholic Communications Campaign
1983 pastoral letter from the bishops of the United States in which they spoke out for world peace and social justice for all people (p. 195) The Challenge for Peace
A second Vatican Council document that states that the Church "desires that all the faithful be led to that full conscious and active partipation in liturgical celebrations . . ." Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
(1897-1980) journalist, writer, and convert to the Catholic faith; founder, with Peter Maurin, of the newspaper The Catholic Worker and the Catholic Worker Movement (p. 198) Dorothy Day
Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition. euthanasia
1986 pastoral letter from the bishops of the United States in which they spoke out about Catholic social teaching and the American economy (p. 195) Economic Justice for All
1998 statement from the bishops of the United States in which they urged American Catholics to accept the responsibilities to which Pope John Paul II was calling them in his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") (p. 196) Living the Gospel of Life
a vigil held every year at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's January 22, 1973, ruling legalizing abortion (p. 196) National Prayer Vigil for Life
The American bishops issued a pastoral leter called The Challenge of Peace in response to this threat 1983 threat of Nuclear War between US and Soviet Union
the first Sunday in October, as established by the bishops of the United States in 1972. Parishes across the country focus on such life issues as abortion, the rights of the elderly and persons with disabilities, and the death penalty. (p. 196) Respect for Life Sunday
the book in which the Church sets out the Order of the Mass. (p. 194) Roman Missal
A book to teach bishops, priests and other the proper way to celebrate the revised liturgy General Instruction of the Roman Missal
every human life is sacred from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death central principal of the natural law
We must begin with a commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude in the killing of any innocent human life no matter how broken, unformed, disabled or desperate that life may seem. basic principle of the natural law
The pro-life movement is brimming with the vibrancy of youth A Matter of Heart
(1)witness (2)united to heal division (3)embrace the truth (4)deep love for cultures and life (5)share joy and hope 5 specific qualities we need to develop to proclaim good news of Jesus Christ
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