While realistically countering unprecedented threats to life and the spread of a "culture of death," the primary intention of the papal document is to proclaim the good news of the value and dignity of each human life, of its grandeur and worth, also in its temporal phase. The cause of life is in fact at the same time the cause of the Gospel and the cause of man, the cause entrusted to the church.
For he has created all things that they might exist God created man for incorruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, but through the devil's envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it" Wis 1: The Gospel of life, proclaimed in the beginning when man was created in the image of God for a destiny of full and perfect life cf.
Death came into the world as a result of the devil's envy cf.
And death entered it in a violent way, through the killing of Abel by his brother Cain: This first murder is presented with singular eloquence in a page of the Book of Genesis which has universal significance: Let us re-read together this biblical account which, despite its archaic structure and its extreme simplicity, has much to teach us.
In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had not regard.
So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
The Lord said to Cain, 'Why are you angry and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it'.
And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Where is Abel your brother? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.
And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth'.
Cain said to the Lord, 'My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me this day away from the ground; and from your face I shall be hidden; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will slay me'. Then the Lord said to him, 'Not so!
If any one slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold'. And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who came upon him should kill him. Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, east of Eden" Gen 4: Cain was "very angry" and his countenance "fell" because "the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering" Gen 4: The biblical text does not reveal the reason why God prefers Abel's sacrifice to Cain's.
It clearly shows however that God, although preferring Abel's gift, does not interrupt his dialogue with Cain. He admonishes him, reminding him of his freedom in the face of evil: Certainly, like Adam, he is tempted by the malevolent force of sin which, like a wild beast, lies in wait at the door of his heart, ready to leap on its prey.
But Cain remains free in the face of sin. He can and must overcome it: Envy and anger have the upper hand over the Lord's warning, and so Cain attacks his own brother and kills him. As we read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Man has become the enemy of his fellow man"10 Brother kills brother.Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) Pope John Paul II, (#27) (Unless otherwise noted, these quotations are from the translation by Joseph Donders in the book entitled John Paul’s Encyclicals in Everyday Language.).
Evangelium Vitae is the eleventh of fourteen encyclicals written by Pope John Paul II (of venerable memory). Given on March 25, after Veritatis Splendor of August 6, , the encyclical in my rating is a follow up to Veritatis Splendor.
An analysis of the response to evangelium vitae ۱۳۹۶/۰۷/۱۷ But a more profound loss of mans a comparison of the civilizations of mesopotamia . The danger of contraception, Evangelium Vitae said, is that it fosters a “hedonistic mentality,” a “self-centered concept of freedom,” which places personal fulfillment at the center of life’s meaning and purpose.
Evangelium Vitae – A Word of Forgiveness Kevin and Theresa Burke In The Gospel of Life (section 99), Pope John Paul II specifically singles out women who have . I. SUMMARY of Evangelium Vitae Evangelium Vitae (Latin: "The Gospel of Life") is the name of the encyclical written by Pope John Paul II which expresses the position of the Catholic Church regarding the value and inviolability of human life.