To help clarify the Catholic Church's positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church's bio-ethical teachings.Msgr. Jean-Marie Mupendawatu secretary delegate for health care in the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said the charter "is a valid compendium of doctrine and praxis" not only for those directly involved in providing medical care, but also for researchers, pharmacists, administrators and policymakers in the field of health care.The "New Charter for Health Care Workers" is meant to provide a thorough summary of the church's position on affirming the primary, absolute value of life and reaffirms the sanctity of life" as a gift from God and calls on those working in health care to be "servants" and "ministers of life" who will love and accompany all human beings from conception to their natural death, Msgr. Jean-Marie Mupendawatu said during a news conference at the Vatican Feb. 6.At this time this bio-ethical documentis only available in Italian, but will soon be translated into English and in French, explained Monsignor Mupendawatu. Of course, once it’s available, we’ll have it on our blog site for you to review.Coming up this weekend here on S+L are some great new episodes of your favorite shows that you don’t want to miss.Emily Callan host of Vatican Connections has been working on some new stories for you. Also airing this Sunday at 8pm eastern is a new episode of Witness.Mark Shriver, of the famous Kennedy family clan talks to Fr. Rosica in this riveting episode, and openly shares how he grew up disillusioned with the Roman Catholic Church until Pope Francis came along in 2013 and breathed new life into it for him. Airing immediately afterwards Witness, the new Knight of Columbus film, The Face of Mercy. Have a look at the trailer:Be sure to catch all these great programs only here on S+L TV this weekend and be sure to check our online schedule here for details.
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