In 1995, Pope John Paul II wrote the papal encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) to uphold the value and inviolability of every human life. It remains an indispensable source of truth for all people. It reaffirms the “greatness and the inestimable value of human life” and addresses present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life, including abortion, artificial reproduction techniques, contraception, capital punishment, euthanasia, sterilization, and suicide.
Deacon Paul will lead discussions on Thursday evenings as we read through an abridged version of the prophetic encyclical. The study guide, prepared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life subcommittee, provides scriptural reflections, prayers, and discussion questions to help readers reflect more deeply on The Gospel of Life.
- Six Thursdays, beginning April 28
- 7 to 8 p.m.
- Xavier Room