God controls human life : “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it in…

God controls human life : “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any
circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.”
The unborn are persons : “Because it should be treated as a person from conception, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed life every other human being.”
Self-defense is legitimate : It is legitimate to insist on respect for one’s own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow. Legitimate defense cannot only be a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the state.
Capital punishment should be avoided : “ If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority should limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.”
Old Testament – Deuteronomy 5:17
New Testament – Cf. Mt 19:18; Eph 4:31; Mt 22:39-40; Rom 13:9
The Fifth Commandment requires respect for Life, material and spiritual health of self and others, permits legitimate self-defense of individuals and nations (just war), as well as capital punishment, respect for the bodies of the dead. Safeguarding of one’s own life and bodily welfare and that of others
The Fifth Commandment condemns murder, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, suicide, sterilization, mutilation, battery, unjustified anger, giving scandal, inordinate accumulation of armament, commerce in arms, unjust killing, dueling; endangering life and limb of self or others.
The Fifth Commandment forbids:
1) Unjust taking of human life – murder, suicide, abortion, euthanasia.
2) Kidnapping, hostage taking, terrorism and torture.
3) Violence in thought [violent TV shows, movies, Internet sites, video games, songs, etc.], word or act which may lead to unjust taking of human life.
4) Exposing life or limb to danger without reasonable cause [dangerous pranks, doing something dangerous to yourself or others because someone dared you to do it]
5) Reckless driving.
6) Carelessness in leaving about poisons, dangerous drugs, weapons, etc. [where children, especially, may be harmed or do harm to someone else]
7) Desires of revenge, anger [getting even with someone]
8)Fighting [physical], quarrels [verbal], hatred [against individuals or groups of people]
9) Showing aversion or contempt for others.
10) Refusal to speak to someone when addressed [due to anger or hatred].
11) Ignoring offers of reconciliation, especially between relatives
12) Insults – irritating words and actions.
13) Sadness at another’s prosperity.
14) Rejoicing at another’s misfortune.
15) Jealousy at attention shown to others.
16) Tyrannical behavior [harsh, cruel, unjust, oppressive behavior].
17) Bad example [causing others to sin by word or example].
18) Gluttony [eating too much], drunkenness [drinking too much].
19) Misuse of drugs.
20) Injury to health by over-indulgence [overdoing it].
21) Giving drink to others, knowing they will abuse it.
22) Refusing assistance to someone in danger.

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