Blog Reflection on the Process of Video Blogging… By Alex Ritchie

1. What are some important considerations when filming outdoors?

Filming outdoor can be a real pain and there are a few consideration to think about when doing so. Firstly the best place to film outdoor is a place without strong or any wind. Wind can be a major problem when filming outdoor because it can effect the sound. You should also consider filming somewhere where there is sun but too much sun will just make it too bright.

2. What are some methods in preventing shaky cameras?

No video looks good when it’s shaking so why not prevent it? There are many ways to prevent a shaky camera but the main one is to use a stand or tripod. The Glidcam is also popular for filmers. The Glidcam allows you to move smoothly unlike the tripod.

3. Why might you need to consider appropriate audio levels and sound effects?

Don’t you hate it when your audio is fuzzy. Audio fuzziness can be caused when your audio level is too loud, so always make sure you have it at a appropriate level. When using special effects make sure it relates to the scene and also make sure it’s in the spot and it’s the right length because you wouldn’t want a explosion sound after the explosion image.

4. How critical is storyboarding and scripting before you begin filming?

It’s always important to plan your video before recording so making a storyboard and scripting can help a lot. Storyboarding gives you an image of how the scene is going to look like but scripting doesn’t give you a image but gives you more detail on what to say and what to do

 

Surrogacy.. a bit like torrenting movies – Elias Draybi

Surrogacy, refers to a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg fertilised by the other woman’s partner, or from the implantation in her uterus of a fertilised egg from the other woman. But isn’t that like cheating? isn’t that being greedy?

The title of this blog, ‘Surrogacy.. a bit like torrenting movies’ means this; When people download movies illegally it’s usually because they can’t afford to buy a movie or have restrictions accessing movies legally, a bit like surrogacy. Women who can’t have baby’s usually feel left out when visiting friends and family, sometimes to the extent of taking up surrogacy. Just like when we stop at nothing to get our hands on a movie, women tend to ignore God’s plan for their life and “download” a baby through surrogacy.

Myself being a male, makes it difficult for me to write a blog about women being selfish by taking up surrogacy, how? Well from a woman’s perspective they would feel left out, seeing all of their friends having kids and missing out on being called ‘mum’.

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The Catholic Church opposes surrogacy as it teaches its followers that God has other plans for them. But if you have strong faith in God and you have been sealed to your spouse in the temple, you can have posterity in the next life. I know that sounds impossible, but it is the truth.

Many women now a day have lost faith in God and have taken matters into their own hands by genetically engineering their own ‘designer baby’ which is also opposed by the church. While many people think that surrogacy wouldn’t disrupt anything of catholic sort, it is because they see no harm in a family that are happy to have a child that they could never produce, a child that will address his/her parents by mum and dad. But it actually infringes the child’s right to be born of a father and mother known to him/her and bound to each other by marriage.

Although the Catholic Church opposes surrogacy, its becomes a dispute as to why Abraham and Sarai used a surrogate mother to give them a child…
And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. – Genesis 16:13

The video below May question us Catholics wether we personally think surrogacy is that bad
[youtube.com/watch?v=LCNmkyYHAiY]

Decide to Suicide? By: A. San Pedro

When we are born from our mothers, we are claimed to be God’s greatest creations. Living and walking in the environment of our world. God gave us a gift to be good stewards and to take care of our planet just like guardians.

We usually develop problems in life and I think that problems helps us improve our well being and our mentality, helps people try to handle stress and maintain the problem. 

Suicide is defined as killing oneself in purpose. and approximately 100,000 people commit suicide. Our Generation right now is currently corrupted with suicidal deaths, mainly the deaths are from specific groups. Teenagers are the main groups that usually commit suicide.

In today’s society technology advances way too fast. Evolution to phones, massive upgrades to computers, Huge flat screen TV’s. Technology is quite advanced, and this means that cyber bullying is currently the main type of bullying nowadays. Internet connections help technology feel so powerful.

Social media became a world wide problem and teenagers are either harassed or bullied, teenagers are having this problem everyday; although teenagers have the option to block other users that are provoking them over the internet, they still get bullied within outdoor society.

Kids nowadays are being bullied by what they’re doing such as drinking, one thing that kids shouldn’t do at such a young age. Drugs, easy to get nowadays because people make them. Partying at night, kids right now are partying so hard that sometimes they get drugged then they are forced to do stupid and unexplainable things. The things that kids do, get something bad right back at them and bullying became one thing specifically 

Christians believe that the term suicide is a mortal sin. According to the Bible, Genesis 1:26 -27, it says: “Then God said”, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” This text means that we are all created in the image and imagination of God; and taking our lives means that we are destroying God’s greatest creation.

Links:

http://biblehub.com/niv/genesis/1.htm

Capital Punishment: The Opposite Day Gospel by G. Vallido

“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.”

George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

 

Crime is without a doubt, a serious matter. It is considered to be just when a person is punished for their crimes (that is if the criminal is rightly accused). Punishment can range from simple fines and confiscation, all the way to imprisonment and even death. The latter  form of punishment is called capital punishment. Capital punishment is defined as the legally authorised killing of someone as a punishment for crime. Capital punishment is a highly controversial topic amongst numerous groups in society, including the Catholic Church. The question as to whether it is morally acceptable has been debated for centuries.

 

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In the secular society, there are several arguments in favour of capital punishment and several arguments against. People argue that capital punishment is morally acceptable because it is believed that real justice requires people to suffer for their wrongdoing, and to suffer in a way appropriate for the crime, and in the case of an atrocious crime such as murder, the criminal should be put to death. Other arguments for the practice of capital punishment include the deterrence of other criminals, the prevention of reoffending and the closure for victim’s families and friends.

 

Conversely, people argue against that the capital punishment is morally unacceptable under the belief that all life is valuable. So valuable that even the worst murderers should not be deprived of the value of their lives. Everyone has the right to live, therefore capital punishment can be considered to be the act of taking away that right. Those who believe in the abolishment of capital punishment also argue that the theorised deterrence of criminals is statistically flawed, and that “retribution” is only another excuse for revenge.

 

   

   

“We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.”

U.S. Catholic Conference

   

The Catholic Church has a unique stance towards the issue. The Catholic Church has a mixed perspective about the practice of capital punishment because of the doctrine and theology found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Bible & Catholic Social Teaching. However, in the contemporary Catholic Church it is generally accepted that the death penalty should be abolished.

 

“The new evangelization calls for followers of Christ who are unconditionally pro-life: who will proclaim, celebrate and serve the Gospel of life in every situation. A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. . . . I renew the appeal I made . . . for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary.”

—Pope John Paul II Papal Mass, St. Louis, Missouri, January 27, 1999

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the exposition of Catholic doctrine and teaching, it is said that the death penalty is acceptable in the circumstance where there is no other form of punishment that is suitable for an extremely heinous crime. The Catechism states that:

 

“Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”

– Catechism of The Catholic Church #2267

 

In contrast, it is found in the Bible that the act of killing is a dishonour against God & is the transgression of His commandments. In the Ten Commandments, which are the foundational moral laws of Judaism/Christianity, it is stated that “Thou shalt not kill”, which implies that any form of killing is prohibited.

 

However, in the Bible it also states that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”. This verse establishes that sin only results in death and that all sinners deserve death, but since we’ve been given the undeserved gift of Jesus, we have life that is eternal. Since all of humanity has received Jesus, all of humanity has  received a second chance, therefore, capital punishment should be considered theft of this second chance.

 

It is quite clear that the Catholic Church has a very self contradictory, mixed and confusing stance towards the issue.

 

Personally, I believe that the practice of capital punishment is unacceptable since it proves to be the “opposite of the Gospel”.

 

The Gospel was all about forgiveness, grace and love. The Gospel was the greatest love story of all time: the God of the Universe stepping down from His throne to pay the world’s debt. Christians should adopt the attitude of Jesus and “forgive those who have trespassed against them”. The act of taking one’s life because of unforgiveness greatly contrasts what God has commanded us.

 

God has commanded that we love one another as He has loved us, in John 13: 34. This means we are to follow Jesus’ example of love. Jesus saw through people’s sin and loved them, regardless of what they have done. For example, in John 8, when the pompous Pharisees caught a woman committing adultery, Jesus forgave her, did not condemn her and was even an advocate for her. We are to imitate Christ in our love, in our faith and in our purity, as said in 1 Timothy 4:12.

 

Since I believe that capital punishment contradicts the Gospel’s message of love, grace and forgiveness, I stand for the abolishment of the practice. We are all sinners; we all deserve death; but God has given us a second chance- eternal life. We aren’t entitled to take away one’s second chance because we’re all in the same boat. We’ve all fallen short of God, but He stepped down and raised us up.

 

“So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”

– John 8:7 NKJV

JUDAH SMITH: JESUS IS OUR ADVOCATE

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Abortion, why does it exist? By: A. San Pedro

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

-Mother Theresa

Abortion is defined as deliberately destroying of a human pregnancy, basically related to murder but expected in time, mainly the first 28 days of pregnancy. Abortion is a choice between deciding your child’s life to be spared or killed while its body is being developed inside the mother’s womb. How does it work? To sum it up they remove the embryo which has the child inside, then they kill it just like that; but during this operation women must follow a set of requirements before heading to the operation. They must not eat, drink or smoke, 6 hours before the operation, must bring your referral letter, blood group card and an arrangement to drive back home.

Why give abortion to a child so innocent? Well there are many reasons that are quite traumatizing in my eyes and some that have such a bad taste.

Women who are raped are left with a decision to spare or kill their future child which is a complex issue and a problem to the Catholic Church and the ethics of religion. Although it doesn’t put others into an emotional breakdown but woman who are affected by this problem are left traumatized or emotionally sick.

Education is personally private for a young teenager to bear with. Teenagers ageing 17 to 18 are in the stages of graduation but if pregnancy comes into the way, they are forced to skip school and end to support the child instead. The Government then funds you and your child, plus given advice from veteran parents on how to handle their own child.

According to Exodus Chapter 20:30: “The Ten Commandments” tells the story of Moses travelling to Mount Sinai alone to receive the gift of God, The Ten Commandments is basically the word of God written in 2 stone slabs by his hand. One of the Ten Commandments says: “Thou shall not murder” explaining that you shall not kill whether a man, woman or child with any type of reason since they are God’s creation and murdering it means that God’s piece of creation was a waste.

The Catholic Church refuses the act of abortion since it kills a child and ends up as murder. According to the Bible, the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament says little bit of Abortion, it is an ordeal of jealously that has been administered by a priest of a wife whose husband thinks that she is unfaithful of her future child.

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A full description of abortion.

From the Bible’s sources Genesis 1:28, God commanded that our first parents will “Be fertile and multiply” Why did he do that? Because God himself is fertile. Another Bible reference Genesis 4:1: When the first mother brought forth the first child, she exclaimed, “I have brought forth a man with the help of the Lord

God created us with his hands, he gave us personalities, gave us gifts, life, knowledge, willpower and love. If we had a chance to breath in this world why can’t we let others live? This is my question to you.

Mother Theresa quotes one thing about Abortion:

“I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘Abortion’, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’ by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love… And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts…”

-Mother Theresa

 

Links:

Mother Theresa’s quotes

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/abortion

Bible teachings on abortion:

http://www.priestsforlife.org/articles/4376-the-bibles-teaching-against-abortion

Bible parables:

The Ten Commandments:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+20

Women’s reasons of abortion:

http://womensissues.about.com/od/reproductiverights/a/AbortionReasons.htm

Our Environment: Our Responsibility by G. Vallido

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

 

The environment is one thing that is shared between all who have set foot on Earth. The Earth’s significance transcends the boundaries of religion, race, gender & even time itself. What we do with this planet today will affect the people of tomorrow; therefore, it is everyone’s responsibility to look after the environment to their best ability.

 

Because of the environment’s inclusive nature, the Catholic Church as well as the people of the secular world share the same view towards the responsibility of caring for the environment. These two groups share the same goal, but have different reasons as to why they believe that Earth should be looked after.

 

From a secular point of view, the environment should be maintained & looked after because of numerous ethical and scientific reasons. Sustainability is popular because people desire a world where the air is clean and without smog; where the planet is beautiful & landfill and pollution free; and where animals are thriving and surviving. What society wants is a world where their children can live and appreciate the beauty of nature.

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The Catholic Church, among other ethical issues, shares this perspective of the environment & the responsibility associated with it. However the Catholic Church has some additional reasoning behind the care of the environment, which distinguishes their perspective from others.

 

“We must respect the integrity of all Creation” – Catechism of the Catholic Church #2415

 

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Base upon the Genesis account, Catholics believe that the Universe, and everything in it was created by God, with the intention for good. God being the Creator, created humanity along with the environment, and had given humanity dominion over the earth’s resources (Gen. 1:28). God had gave us this dominion so that we may care for His Creation; to be stewards of this beautiful gift.

 

Because of this belief of being assigned the role of “Steward of Creation”, it is considered by Catholics that polluting the environment is a dishonour towards God, since it goes against God’s command to look after Creation.

 

Also, the Catholic Church believes that the Earth should be looked after because of Catholic Social Teaching. The Catholic Church Social Teaching sums up the teaching of the Church on issues of justice between groups in society. Teaching draws on sources of insight used in Catholic ethics; such as Scripture, reason, tradition and experience. Its primary principle is dignity of the human person, which surrounds other principles such as common good, participation and subsidiarity.

 

The Catholic Church would support the care of the environment since it is concurrent with the Catholic Social Teaching principles. The most relevant principle is the tenth, which is “Care of Creation”. This principle demands that the earth is to be looked after since the Earth is God’s gift & all species have a rightful place in it. Another is the principle of common good . Since the goods of creation are intended for the common good of all living things, it would be considered right to look after Creation, so all may enjoy it. Lastly, the principle of participation closely relates to sustainability. Sustainability is all about preserving and using environmental resources to avoid depleting them. By living sustainably, the future generations will be able to participate in delighting in Creation.


I believe that the Earth should be looked after not only since God has given humanity the duty to look after His Creation, but for reasons such as the preservation of plant and animal life; the prevention of smog and health issues, and the ability to provide the future generations with environmental resources.

 

A video about the Earth Hour Movement & Spider Man being the first superhero ambassador for the world initiative: Here

What the Bible says about the Environment: Here

Is cloning really necessary in this time?……By: hi im Andrew

Cloning, defined as the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that mainly occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology terms refers in processes used to create copies of DNA fragments from the original source or organisms. This term also goes towards the production of multiple copies of a product such as technology for starters, which reflects on digital media or software; but why clone animals if they can just reproduce an offspring?

Well the truth is that scientist are trying to protect endangered animals from its extinction. Animals such as pandas, Rhinos, ferrets and various amounts of animals, mainly in the south East Asian area. Right now scientist hasn’t thought on considering on making research on non-endangered animals. What gave motivation to scientist on cloning animals was the famous experiment on Dolly the sheep back in 1996. Dolly was produced through reproductive cloning; reproductive cloning is genetic duplication of an existing organism particularly transferring the nucleus of somatic cell of the organism into an enucleated oocyte. Sadly Dolly died at the age of 6, which is half of the normal age of an ordinary sheep, Dolly died through arthritis and lung tumour. If this is the reason for scientist to clone animals, then what is the purpose of cloning humans?

The scientific purpose for cloning humans is mainly on curing the incurable, to cure cancer, to help people who are infertile. Scientist have been researching humans for quite a while now. Their main objective is to find the solution for incurable diseases and cancer, they research health and blood of a human; for the most part they research the cell of the human that has been contacted with cancer. Scientist investigate the cancer cell and how it changes the blood cell of a human body.

Infertile, is defined as unable to produce, unable to produce child. People who are infertile are currently suffering. Being infertile is very devastating for all of us.

What Christians believe with cloning is really an undesirable act from science. Christians believe that God gave us human beings to have the responsibility to be good stewards of our world. What it means is taking care of our planet and humans that are living within it. Christians believe that scientist just play around with genetics of a human and somehow play a role of God making them not good of a steward.

Pope Benedict XVI, condemns human cloning and its lead to its so-called “benefits”. The leader of many Roman Catholics said that scientist should be guilty for their actions and offences against human dignity and also using it as “Biological matter”. The Pope wishes the end of it; but science advances way too quickly for the Pope’s intervention to ever stop cloning. He also said about the church developing ‘new problems’ about the fact of freezing embryos, designing babies, stem cell research and the bold attempts of human cloning.

In my opinion cloning can be a solution to endangered animals especially rhinos and pandas; but I still think its quite useless to clone endangered animals in order to keep its population steady. If a type of animal is close to extinction, the only thing better is to breed the type. I agree to the views from Christians, they specially explain about dignity and God; however science has its reasons and scientist have ambitions in either curing incurable cancer or diseases or helping the endangered animals. To put this in conclusion, Science and Religion do not mix together.

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Dolly the sheep (Successfully cloned)

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A description of human cloning.

Dolly the sheep:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_(sheep)

Reason for scientist cloning animals:

http://www.centreofthecell.org/centre/?page_id=176

Pope’s view:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-511554/Pope-condemns-human-cloning-stem-cell-research.html

Christians view:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_views_on_cloning

Relating to this topic:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/clo_reac.htm

http://www.americancatholic.org/News/cloning/default.asp

Cloning humans:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/whyclone/

http://www.humancloning.org/allthe.php

The Environment, our home in ruins… By Blogger Christopher T.

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Picture this.

Adam and Eve, free to frolic about in the beautiful, lush, vibrant garden and given the role to look after the precious ecosystem. All the living creatures are free from disease, death and suffering. Eve picks up this large, ripe fruit after being tempted by an odd-looking, elongated serpent. Eve takes a bite from it and Adam takes a bite after. Adam and Eve becomes more worried on how they are seen rather than caring for the garden. God banishes them from paradise.

Now stop imagining.

Look at us now. We have become Adam and Eve’s true descendants. We are more worried about ourselves and our own personal image that now, humanity is literally ‘vacuum-cleaning’ the Earth dry of raw materials to fuel our own consumption, our own desires. The environment is affected through deforestation, pollution, Climate Change, desertification, Rising Sea levels, Coral Bleaching, Mass extinction of endangered species, Mining, Genetical engineering,  overfishing, poaching, soil degradation and garbage disposal issues just to name a few. In case one is unaware, Climate Change is when long-term change affects the Earth’s temperature and climate.

Pollution is produced to meet our energy needs.

Pollution is produced as waste while meeting our energy needs.

How does society view the environment?

Most people in society agree that the environment isn’t looking too good. Those who believe that the environment is falling apart blame rich companies, factories, the government, society and human beings for Global warming.  Those who believe that the environment is alright tends to blame scientists for fabricating a story like Global warming for research money however, those that don’t believe in Global Warming are likely to be rich company owners, conservatives in government and people with little understanding or who choose to ignore the matter. The one thing that is clear is that most in the world see that the environment has problems affecting it’s ecosystem and that it is up to humans to clean up their own mess.

churchwindWhat does the Catholic Church say about environmental matters?

The Catholic Church sees the Global Warming and other environmental problems as issues that needs to be dealt with. In the Bible, Genesis from Chapter 1 to the end of chapter 2, it states how God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. From the Heavens and Earths, to the Creatures of the air and the sea, It was here in the Bible that we are given order over all things ‘Created’. The Catechism states that in section 327 summarising the Creation of the world in Genesis. Sections 338 to 339 goes on to talk in detail about God’s creation, our relationship with the Creator and the ‘Created’, and how we and other created works originated. For example, the creatures governed by instinct today were in fact creatures that had once possessed perfection.

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” –Genesis 2:15

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” –Genesis 1:28

In the verses above, it states the original purpose of why humans were created; to serve and tend the garden of Eden.  To look after it and be stewards of the Earth. Being beings governed by free will and morality, we are given God’s image and likeness which is the Dignity of the human person; to allow us to be able to experience the fullness of majesty and wonder  of God’s creation.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”- Genesis 1:26

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female” –Mark 10:6

Looking at Mark 10:6, Jesus had known that everything Created had a role, a responsibility. Mark Chapter 10 at whole was  talking about certain moral issues like divorce and adultery. The Pharisees asked Jesus on divorce and claim to settle the issue when relating it to when Moses allowed divorce, whilst Jesus replied that men and women all have a role and that God has a plan.  Hence, God made men and women in the beginning for a certain purpose which was to love each other. It is God who had the intent of creating a plan and giving husband and wife a role which is the same plan that governs the role and interconnectedness of  the ecosystem.

My opinion

As Christians, we should in fact be trying in every way possible to salvage and save God’s Creation from catastrophe. To encourage groups like the Salvation Army or Greenpeace to find  a way to contribute to the saving of the Earth. As said in the Bible, we are created for the reason of caring for the Earth.  Our dominion over all other life forms gives  us power and responsibility. Thereby I’d like to conclude with a quote from Spiderman, “With great power, Comes great responsibility”.

A video on what Pope Francis says about the protecting the environment and fighting evil.

A clip on God’s Creation by the Movie Noah (2014)

Links:

For more on the Catechism on God’s Creation, Click Here.

For more on the Bible and what it has to say on the environment, Click Here.

For more on what companies like shell think about the environment, Click Here.

An in depth article on the Catholic Church’s view on the environment, Press Here.

For more on Christianity’s relationship with the idea of environmentalism, Click Here.

For a larger of idea of how Evangelicals take action to help the environment, Click on this Evangelical Organisation link.

In Vitro Fertilisation …By Alex Ritchie

So What Exactly is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)?

In Vitro Fertilisation, or mostly known as IVF, is the method used to manually combine an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish for fertilisation. Once the egg is fully fertilised, it is them placed back into the uterus hoping for a successful pregnancy. A basic explanation for In Vitro Fertilisation is having a baby without sexual contact.The success rate of In Vitro Fertilisation according to IVFAustralia

IVF does not have a 100% rate but actually is only 50% for women under 30 and 20% for women under 40. IVF also cost a massive amount of money and can be around $3000, success or no success either way you pay. Lastly IVF can cause some health risks including OHSS (ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome).

What does the Catholic Church have to say about this?

The Catholic Church sees IVF as gravely immoral. Firstly, the church is against it because it removes the act of love between husband and wife with God to conceive a child and instead. Secondly, this is not natural. God created us to make love our partner and in reward receive a child, He didn’t create us so biologist can perform this so called In Vitro Fertilisation on us.

Section 2376 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church says “Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child’s right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses’ “right to become a father and a mother only through each other”.

After reading what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say we now know that, the sperm used is obtained by masturbation, which the church sees as immoral. Secondly, if the male or/and the female is sterile then the sperm or/and egg used could be donated by a stranger which is immoral because it can be seen as adultery. Overall, the Catholic Church is against In Vitro Fertilisation because the birth of the child should be seen as a gift.

My Thought on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

I also see IVF as unnatural. For example, you don’t see animals going to a lab and doing this. I understand that some people just can’t have children because of age or an illness but they should just keep praying to God and hope that He answers their prayers. A good example is the story of Abraham, for those who don’t know the story of Abraham click here. Abraham was promised by God that Sarah (Abraham’s wife) would bore a child even though she was barren. If I was sterile and my wife wanted a child, I wouldn’t want IVF because I would know that the child she carries wouldn’t be mine. To sum it up, you should trust in God and hope that He might give you the gift of life.

“The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers. We dream of being mothers, and for most of us that dreams are realised naturally. For this is the Miracle of Life.”― Azelene Williams

Want to know more about IVF in Australia 

http://ivf.com.au/

Here is a IVF story

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/16/30000-ivf-for-baby-didnt-want

The silent rights of an unborn fetus – Elias Draybi

WARNING images may contain extremely graphical content 

Abortion, the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy by the act of removing the embryo or fetus. 

Yes we’ve all seen women fighting for the right to abort by exclaiming “it’s my body. I do what I want” but this statement is in fact completely wrong. Women have rights toward their own body, correct, but what about the other body, the one that belongs to God?  When its time for that baby to leave earth, that becomes God’s call, not the call of seventy thousand women each and every year.

 

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“As for the son you will conceive and bear, no razor shall touch his head, for this boy is to be consecrated to God from the womb” – Judges 13:5

How do people have the heart to murder a poor child because it meets their satisfaction? Why is it illegal to kill 298 innocent people in an airplane explosion but completely legal to abort an innocent child in not one, but one hundred and ninety-one countries around the world. It’s not ok to kill a human by bullet but killing an unborn human is fine? Pathetic. Women don’t realise how their choices can affect the people around them, Imagine Obama’s’ mother, at no stage in her pregnancy days did she know that her son was going to become the first ever African american president of the United States. What if she had aborted him?

The Catholic Church opposes from all types and forms of abortion that are intended to end a baby’s life. Although, there is one form of abortion the church allows, that is if the mothers life and the babies lives are at state and only one gets to live.

The Church considers the destruction of any embryo to be equivalent to abortion, and thus opposes embryonic stem cell research.

‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’ – John 15:13 Ey9GQ_

For anybody who has aborted a child and know that what they have done is wrong the Catholic Church still welcomes you with open arms and assure forgiveness.

Pope John Paul ll wrote: “I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation“.

“The word of the Lord came to me thus: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)


At the end of the day whether a person is big, small, fat, pretty, Muslim, Catholic, Australian or American we are all humans and we all have equal rights! Please stop aborting and give that little guy a chance at life.