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Respecting Human Life
and Dignity
Catholic Social Teaching 
 
Document #: TX001994
 
A Culture of Life versus a Culture of Death
By Clarence Goss from USA (Flickr:Got You Daddy) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Pope John Paul II wrote about the moral shifts occurring in society, specifically abortion and
euthanasia.
 Abortion and euthanasia are two serious sins against the sanctity of life and are violations of the
Fifth Commandment.
 
In
The Gospel of Life
, John Paul II identifies two contemporary causes of the culture of death:
By Shayan Sanyal (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
adopting a distorted understanding of human freedom 
making something other than God the center of our lives
The Culture of Death

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