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Thread #149850   Message #3490309
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
14-Mar-13 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
> when you are in the situation during childbirth you could only save mother or child, the teaching was to save the child always.

But if, as Joe says, the conscience has primacy, then you cannot have a hard and fast rule to cover all situations. These two concepts conflict.

When issuing these edicts, how much does the Church tell you about the primacy of conscience? Joe is well informed on the subject, but many of the faithful do not have his depth of research, learning or experience. Are ordinary lay folk told about primacy of conscience, in language they can understand (both literally and metaphorically)?