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.” (CCC #2258, from CDF, instruction,Donum vitae, intro. 5)

Of the fifth commandment, many say that it is inherently obvious that we should not take the life of another. Others attempt to redefine life to justify the sin of abortion, and many would say that the fifth commandment is one that they have never transgressed. However, as with all the other commandments, the sins against the fifth commandment are many and include actions for which we are all likely to have had occasion to accuse ourselves before God. Join Fr. Geary in Connolly Hall on Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM as we examine how the sin of Cain infects us all. Please join us.

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Saint James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL