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Teach the youth the value of life

This reminds us of the attention we must pay to youth, to their intellectual and professional formation and, more generally, to their human, moral and spiritual education.  It is especially important to teach them the value of life, of all life, from conception to its natural end, for life is God’s gift and we are not its masters.  Many technical procedures lead a large number of our contemporaries to think that what is scientifically feasible is also morally acceptable, especially regarding the techniques of human reproduction. Science, which is a valuable help, can never be the sole criterion of moral discernment merely because it opens up new possibilities, the power of man over man, and, in a certain way, a mastery of living things. — Blessed Pope John Paul II, Address to the New Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See, Oct 12, 2000

A timeless statement.

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