On September 20,Pope Francis met with members of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and Catholic gynecologists, and spoke of the current paradoxical situation of the medical profession. Faced with this contradictory situation, the Pope renewed the Church's appeal to the conscience of all healthcare professionals and volunteers, especially gynecologists. Please excuse the delay, there were complications today on account of the audiences The first reflection that I would like to share with you is this: today we are witnessing a paradoxical situationwhich concerns the medical profession.
On the one hand, we note — and we thank God for it — the advances made in medicine, thanks to the work of scientists who passionately and unsparingly dedicate themselves to the search for new cures. On the Elkésett Hódolat (Belated Admiration) - Dolák-Saly Róbert - Láthatatlan Ég hand, however, we also find the danger of a doctor loosing his own identity as a servant of life.
Cultural disorientation has beset what seemed to be an unassailable sphere: yours, medicine! Although, by their very nature, healthcare professions are at the service of life, they are sometimes induced to disregard life itself.
There is no true development without this openness to life. This paradoxical situation may be seen in the fact that, while persons are being accorded new rights — at times even presumed rights — life itself is not always protected as a primary value and primordial right of every human being.
The final aim of the doctor's action is always the defence and promotion of life. The second point: in this context of contradiction, the Church makes an appeal to consciencesto the consciences of all healthcare professionals and volunteers, and especially to you gynaecologists, who are called to assist in the birth of new human lives.
Yours is a singular vocation and mission, which requires study, conscientiousness and humanity. Things have a price and can be sold, but people have a dignity; they are worth more than things and are above price.
So often we find ourselves in situations where we see that what is valued the least is life. That is why concern for human life in its totality To All The Girls - Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique become in recent years a real priority for the Church's Magisterium, especially for the most defenseless; i.
In a frail human being, each one of us is invited to Elkésett Hódolat (Belated Admiration) - Dolák-Saly Róbert - Láthatatlan Ég the face of the Lord, who in his human flesh experienced the indifference and solitude to which we so often condemn the poorest of the poor, whether in developing countries or in wealthy societies.
Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world's rejection.
And every elderly Frankie And Johnny - Elvis Presley - Sings Hits From His Movies Volume 1 — I spoke of children: let us move to the elderly, another point!
And every elderly person, even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be thrown away! Your being Catholic entails a greater responsibility: first of all to yourselves, through a commitment consistent with your Christian vocation; and then to contemporary culture, by contributing to recognizing the transcendent dimension of human life, the imprint of God's creative work, from the first moment of its conception. This is a task of the new evangelization that often requires going against the tide and paying for it personally.
Dear friends and physicians, you are called to care for Elkésett Hódolat (Belated Admiration) - Dolák-Saly Róbert - Láthatatlan Ég in its Elkésett Hódolat (Belated Admiration) - Dolák-Saly Róbert - Láthatatlan Ég stage; remind everyone, by word and deed, that this is sacred — at each phase and at every age — that it is always valuable.
And not as a matter of faith — no, no — but of reason, as a matter of science! There is no human life more sacred than another, just as there is no human life qualitatively more significant than another.
The credibility of a healthcare system is not measured solely by efficiency, but above all by the attention and love given to the person, whose life is always sacred and inviolable. Never fail to ask the Lord and the Virgin Mary for the strength to accomplish your work well and to bear witness courageously — courageously! Thank you very much. Stay in Touch!
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