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The Church and abortion

Dennis O"Brien

The Church and abortion

a Catholic dissent

by Dennis O"Brien

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Dennis O"Brien
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ767.5.U5 O27 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24580075M
ISBN 109781442205772, 9781442205796
LC Control Number2010012577

The Orthodox Church is opposed to the practice of abortion, a practice which is increasingly common in our society. How are we to respond--individually and as a Church--to a practice many of our fellow Americans regard as nothing more than a matter of choice? What are the Orthodox roots of opposition to abortion? How should Orthodox respond to the pressing moral issue of abortion?   The teachings of the Catholic Church on abortion are quite clear. Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.

  Traditionally the Church was “tolerant” on abortion before the third trimester, from the time of the early church until the late 19th century. St. Augustine is considered a Christian doctrinal authority in all respects, helping to shape the Christian religion and finer points of doctrine and practices. The Church and Abortion: A Catholic Dissent George Dennis O'Brien, Rowman & Littlefield, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book O'Brien, former president.

Episcopal Church Upholds Sanctity of Abortion. By Georgette Forney. As Sheila and I drove to General Convention (GC) on Sunday, June 11th, we prayed for courage to uphold the sanctity of life in the midst of many who believe in a woman's right to abort her unborn baby. Christianity and abortion has a long and complex history, and there are a variety of positions taken by contemporary Christian denominations on the topic. There is no explicit statement about abortion in either the Old Testament or the New Testament books of the Christian Bible.


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The Church and abortion by Dennis O"Brien Download PDF EPUB FB2

Dennis O'Brien's latest book, The Church and Abortion: A Catholic Dissent, is that rare thing -- a calm, wise, even good-humored reexamination of the Catholic Church's stance on abortion/5(5). This provocative book takes a critical look at what is increasingly viewed as the central political issue for Catholics_abortion.

From pro-choice politicians being denied communion to Democrats being called 'the party of death,' for some of the most vocal Catholic leaders, the abortion issue often trumps all others/5. 'Throughline' Traces Evangelicals' History On The Abortion Issue NPR's history podcast, Throughline, examines how the issue of abortion became a defining political issue for : Rund Abdelfatah.

THIS is a “necessary” book, in the sense that it bridges a gap: between mainstream churchgoers in the West who generally support the legalisation of some abortions and quite a few theologians who do not.

Even in Britain, it is difficult to find Christian ethicists today who actually defend the Abortion Act, despite the significant influence on it of both Archbishop Michael Ramsey and Bishop Ian Ramsey.

George Dennis O'Brien Rowman and Littlefield ( ) Hardcover $ Dr. George Dennis O’Brien agrees with the American Catholic bishops that abortion is an intrinsic evil but, after that, there is little agreement on this issue: “While it sounds harsh, abortion is an intrinsic evil, though one that may The Church and abortion book licit or even required, given other serious moral 5/5.

When the battle over abortion began in earnest nearly half a century ago, pro-abortion strategists correctly identified their number one enemy as the Roman Catholic Church.

They were fully aware that, if a large number of priests began to speak forcefully and knowledgably against abortion, the Church would quickly become. Inwhile The United Methodist Church’s Social Principle on abortion (Paragraph K in the Book of Discipline) “support [s] the legal option of abortion,” it also contains many phrases and statements that are protective of the unborn and mother.

That Social Principle has now been rewritten—thoroughly. The topic of abortion is complex. The United Methodist Church affirms these two sentences in The Social Principles: Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion.

But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother and the unborn child. (Book of Discipline J). To reference Christ’s words recorded in Matthewabortion in the church is the log in our eye as Christians, compared to the speck in the culture’s eye.

It is time the church got into the log removal business around abortion. Only then can it see clearly to lead the rest of the culture out of the darkness of abortion. However, the church’s Book of Discipline (which lays out the denomination’s law and doctrine) stresses that abortion should be, in some cases, legally available.

Some religious groups have little or no ambivalence about abortion. But unlike other works decrying U.S. Catholic abortion politics, The Church and Abortion accessibly rounds out the full picture of Christian existence biblically and theologically.

Appealing to God's Creation and Jesus' community of faith, hope, and love, O'Brien gives eloquent testimony to the mystery of Christian identity, to Christian compassion, and to a genuine commitment to : $ Elective abortion for personal or social convenience is contrary to the will and the commandments of God.

Church members who submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions may lose their membership in the Church. In today’s society, abortion has become a common practice, defended by deceptive arguments.

"One of the best books Ive ever read about abortion is Abortion and the Early Church by Michael J. Gorman. It turns out that, far from being a modern medical procedure, abortion was rampant in the ancient world.

Especially in Rome. And Christians, as well as Jews, consistently opposed it, standing up for life from the very earliest days of the 4/5. Church Has Always Condemned Abortion By Fr.

William Saunders. The Roman Catholic Church has consistently condemned abortion — the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child. Authors Michael Gorman and Ruth Brown write from a mature position concerning abortion and the church.

The book includes the minutes from the 5/5(1). "This volume takes a critical look at abortion, a topic increasingly viewed as the central political issue for Catholics. The author, a practicing Catholic who is against abortion in principle, believes the Church is on the wrong course with this issue, with grievous results for the Church.

Gene Veith recommends the book, Abortion and the Early Church: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco-Roman World: One of the best books I’ve ever read about abortion is Abortion and the Early Church by Michael J.

Gorman. It turns out that, far from being a modern medical procedure, abortion was rampant in the ancient world. Especially in Rome. And Christians, as well as. This book is designed to help people heal from their abortions and put guilt, shame, fear, and doubt behind them.

O’Neill—actress, model, and national spokeswoman of Silent No More—draws on her own experiences with post-abortion syndrome to show women that Christ still loves them even if they have sinned; and that healing is possible.

The United Methodist Church: Abortion Part 17 The United Methodist Church has come to accept abortion, the killing of innocent babies. Sadly, the increasingly liberal Methodist church has opened the door to the evil, cruel, and heartless practice of abortion.

One report says that conservatives were “disturbed” by the “General Conference’s resolution favoring legalized abortion and. As Presbyterians, we are part of a church that has wrestled with this issue for decades, guided by actions of our General Assemblies on the matter.

Perhaps the most important action was taken by the th General Assembly (), which addressed abortion in the context of the plight of women who had limited access to medical care during. Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not.

Revisiting the historical record of the church’s encounter with the practice of abortion. Written by Nathan Tarr | Wednesday, Aug The purpose of this article is to resource just such a robust Christian response by revisiting the historical record of the church’s encounter with the practice of abortion and by re-presenting the culture of life for which these believers faithfully contended.

The Episcopal Church and abortion. Rosalind Hughes. The Office of Public Affairs of the Episcopal Church responded to questions raised by new laws restricting access to abortion in states such as Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio, by sending out an email last week summarizing the positions taken by General Convention on the issues of abortion and reproductive healthcare, noting .