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2296. Organ transplants are in conformity with the moral law if the physical and psychological dangers and risks incurred by the donor are proportionate to the good sought for the recipient. Donation of organs after death is a noble and meritorious act and is to be encouraged as a manifestation of generous solidarity. It is not morally acceptable if the donor or those who legitimately speak for him have not given their explicit consent. It is furthermore morally inadmissible directly to bring about the disabling mutilation or death of a human being, even in order to delay the death of other persons.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

322. What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?

593. What is the specifically Christian sense of this petition?

302. What are the essential elements of the sacrament of Reconciliation?

194. What is the meaning of the “communion of saints”?

200. How are sins remitted?

345. What is required when one of the spouses is not a Catholic?

228. What is the relationship between the sacraments and faith?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is God’s judgment on corruption and oppression according to Micah 3:1-4?

The Call and Commission of Moses: How did God call Moses to lead his people and what does this teach us about the Christian vocation? (Exodus 3-4)

What does the Bible say about the importance of honesty and integrity in Ecclesiasticus 20:1-11?

What do the passages in Daniel 7 and 11 teach us about the rise of the antichrist?

What is the significance of Aeneas’ healing and Dorcas’ resurrection in Acts 9:32-43?

What is the story of the celebration of the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) described in 2 Maccabees 10:39-45?

What can we learn about divine justice from the Lord’s vengeance mentioned in Abdias 1:15?