Twelve Tough Issues and More: What the Church Teaches and Why: Revised and Expanded

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First published as Twelve Tough Issues: What the Church Teaches—and Why, this book became an instant bestseller with over 70,000 copies sold. These short reflections, written so ordinary people can understand, describe the church's moral teaching on the toughest issues facing modern believers.

In this updated and revised edition, the tough issues haven't changed nor has the church's teaching about them. What has changed is the context is which the teaching was offered. Our ...

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Overview


First published as Twelve Tough Issues: What the Church Teaches—and Why, this book became an instant bestseller with over 70,000 copies sold. These short reflections, written so ordinary people can understand, describe the church's moral teaching on the toughest issues facing modern believers.

In this updated and revised edition, the tough issues haven't changed nor has the church's teaching about them. What has changed is the context is which the teaching was offered. Our society has experienced changes of tonality and emphasis, and new questions and new issues, especially concerning the prolonging of life and church membership, have arisen. The archbishop wisely states, "Every human endeavor is capable of improvement."

Each chapter offers questions for discussion, suggestions for further reading with an indication of where the subjects are treated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as material from the pope, Vatican II, the Holy See and the U.S. bishops conference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867164619
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 637,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Abortion 7
Chapter 2 Artificial Conception 13
Chapter 3 Prolonging Life 19
Chapter 4 Capital Punishment 25
Chapter 5 Divorce and Remarriage 31
Chapter 6 Contraception 37
Chapter 7 Homosexuality 43
Chapter 8 Social Justice 49
Chapter 9 Warfare 55
Chapter 10 Church Membership 61
Chapter 11 Priestly Celibacy 67
Chapter 12 Ordination of Women 73
Chapter 13 Authority in the Church 79
Chapter 14 Conscience 85
Conclusion 91
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