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2269. The fifth commandment forbids doing anything with the intention of indirectly bringing about a person’s death. the moral law prohibits exposing someone to mortal danger without grave reason, as well as refusing assistance to a person in danger.

The acceptance by human society of murderous famines, without efforts to remedy them, is a scandalous injustice and a grave offense. Those whose usurious and avaricious dealings lead to the hunger and death of their brethren in the human family indirectly commit homicide, which is imputable to them.70

Unintentional killing is not morally imputable. But one is not exonerated from grave offense if, without proportionate reasons, he has acted in a way that brings about someone’s death, even without the intention to do so.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

182. What is the mission of the Pope?

368. When is an act morally good?

371. Are the passions morally good or bad?

151. In what way is the Church a mystery?

74. What was the fall of the angels?

437. What is the bond between the Decalogue and the Covenant?

343. How is the sacrament of Matrimony celebrated?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How did King Asa restore true worship and win the war against Ethiopia in 1 Kings 15:9-24?

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

God’s Covenant with David: An Eternal Commitment (2 Samuel 7)

What is the lesson taught in Philippians 4:10-13 about finding contentment in all circumstances?

What is the Blood Moon prophecy of Joel 2:30-31 in the Bible?

Saul’s Character and the Consequences of His Choices: A Case Study in Leadership (1 Samuel 9-15)

What does the Bible say about loving and serving your brothers and sisters?