» 03/16/2012, 00.00
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith documents now online
The main texts are available in several languages, including Latin. The collection contains everything that has been published since the Second Vatican Council as well as information on the Congregation's series 'Documenti e Studi', the proceedings of various symposia organised by the Congregation and speeches and other contributions by the cardinal prefects.
The Church has a duty to evangelize; it is also its inalienable right
A Document by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith denies the value of relativistic theories which claim there is no need to announce Christ, as well as those which exalt the pluralism of faiths in leading to salvation. The relationship between the missionary mandate, respect for freedom of conscience and religion has ecumenical implications: respect towards non Catholic Christians must not negate the possibility of conversion, which is not proselytism.
Pope: crisis of faith, a challenge even for Ecumenism
The journey towards unity has borne "quite a few good fruit", but runs "the risk of a false irenicism and an indifference," that is of becoming, a search for "rules for a praxis capable of improving the world" . Structure of revelation in fundamental dialogues and we can not ignore the great moral questions about human life, family, sexuality, bioethics, freedom, justice and peace.
Vatican says no to euthanasia even in the case of “vegetative states”, there is still a person
A document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: giving water and food is not a therapy, which in some cases can be suspended, but a natural means by which life is preserved. The issue was raised by the US bishops.
Pope: the ethical value of biomedicine measures itself by respect for the human person
In today's society we tend to replace truth with consensus, while the Church offers moral evaluations "in the light of reason and of faith." The natural moral law is founded in human nature itself, and regards the "conscience and responsibility of legislators."
Men and women: love and peace, not war
Letter of Cardinal Ratzinger to the Bishops on the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the world (commentary and full text)
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