Published by Gracewing, Herefordshire, England.
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NIHIL OBSTAT Monsignor Gerald Chidgey,J. C. D. Censor IMPRIMATUR Most Revd. Peter Smith, Ll.B.,J. C. D. Archbishop of Cardiff Date 7 December 2001
I find the argumentation impressive ... I am sure that this study could continue and would be of real service to the Church. It would certainly be of direct relevance to the plague of abortion, which is not only evil in itself, but also conducive to a climate and culture which can really be called a 'culture of death' and which manifests itself in so many ways in today's world, particularly in the field of biogenetics and so-called theurapeutic cloning. The practice of abortion has not only killed unborn children, it has also killed, or at least anaesthetised, consciences in respect of the sacredness and inviolability of human life.
Introduction 1 Aidan Nichols, O.P.
1 Setting the question 4 Philippe Jobert, O.S.B. and Aidan Nichols, O.P.
2 On whether aborted children should be claimed as members of the Church 8 John F. McCarthy
3 King Herod and the Martyr-Children 32 Peter Kwasniewshi
4 Can the Church declare 'holy martyrs' little children slain by abortion? 51 Denis Biju-Duval
5 The martyr status of the aborted child: a share in Christ's witness to the Father of mercies 63 Michele M. Schumacher
6 'Associated with this Paschal Mystery': Gaudium et Spes 22, Tradition, the Magisterium, and the question at hand 79 Hugh Barbour, 0. Praem. 7 Aborted infants as martyrs: are there wider implications? 103 Brian Harrison, 0. S.
8 Holy Innocents in our times 120 Philippe Jobert, 0. S.B. 9 The Way of the Lamb 126 John Saward 10 An appeal to the Church: the Agreed Statement of the Solesmes Consultation, and some supplementary theses 130 A postscript to the Agreed Statement and supplementary theses 134 Philippe Jobert, 0.S. B. Appendix: sources in the Magisterium and St Thomas 136 John F. McCarthy
Index of Names 163
Note on Contributors
Version: 18th July 2009