Give your support to the Norwegian Pro-Life organization Menneskeverd's signature campaign against foetal reduction (so-called twin abortion). Send your signature by April 3 to http://www.menneskeverd.no/2016/03/03/aksjon-nei-til-fosterreduksjon/
It is possible to let your signature be invisible for the public.
Say Yes to Life! Protecting Life Actively
The Day for Life in our Diocese is celebrated every year on the Solemnity of the Annunciation. This year the day will fall on the 4th of April.
The Pastoral Department invites everybody this day to a full day Pro-Life seminar which will take place in Mariagården, Akersveien 16C, 0177 Oslo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Professor Vegard Bruun Wyller, member of the Scandinavian Association for Catholic Doctors will speak about ethic challenges for health workers.
Helene Pederstad Øien from the Pro-life organization Menneskeverd will tell us about a study programme for youth on the dignity of man and ethics.
Helena D'Arcy, head of the Swedish Pro-life organization Respekt, will speak about ethical issues associated with assisted fertilization, and
Fr. Hallvard Hole OFM will give us an introduction to spiritual adoption of unborn babies.
All talks will be given in Norwegian.
The seminar will give enough room for questions and include a panel discussion and prayers for life. A simple lunch will be served.
We hope as many as possible would like to spend a day getting insight in Pro-Life issues seen from the perspective of the Catholic Church, and with good possibilities of making useful acquaintances to work further to improve respect for life in our settings.
To know how many we will serve lunch, we would appreciate those interested to register by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 March.
A warm welcome to everybody!
Vatican statement on vaccines produced from cells from aborted human foetuses
The Diocese of Oslo cooperates with the following pro-life organizations in Scandinavia:
Links and Literature
- A good article by former Father Robert E. Barron (now Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles), on the reasons why human dignity is at loss: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/forum-the-death-of-god-and-the-loss-of-human-dignity
- Visit his website Word on Fire, immensely rich in resources for evangelization.
Paul VI – Humanae Vitae, 1968.
Johannes Paul II – Evangelium Vitae, 1995. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae_en.html
- Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Instruction Donum Vitae on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation - Replies to certain questions of the day, 1987. The instruction gives moral reflections on different biomedical procedures, like prenatal diagnostics, research on human embryos, methods of assisted fertilization compared with natural procreation, surrogacy, as well as guidelines for the values and moral obligations legislation must respect.
- Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Instruction Dignitas Personae On Certain Bioethical Questions, 2008. The instruction is a continuation of Donum Vitae, and gives a moral-ethical assessment of more recent biomedical procedures - like genetic preimplantation diagnostics, ICSI (micro-injection of sperms into an egg cells), freezing (cryo-preservation) of human embryos, reduction of embryos and human foetuses, gene therapy, human cloning, therapeutic use of stem cells, use of human biological material.