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Extracts on both web pages are taken from
Abortion and Martyrdom edited by Aidan Nichols, O.P.

Published by Gracewing, Herefordshire, England.
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First published in 2002
UK ISBN 0 85244 543 1


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

The Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur are official declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of doctrinal error. No implication is contained therein that those who have granted the Nihil Obstat and Imprirnatur necessarily recommend or endorse the book or pamphlet.

+Cardinal Cahal B. Daly writes-:

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.


Abbreviations                                                vii
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

Hugh Barbour is Prior of St Michael's Abbey, Orange

Denis Biju-Duval is Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Lateran University

Brian Harrison is Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Philippe Jobert is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Abbey of S. Pierre de Solesmes

Peter Kwasniewski is Instructor in Philosophy at the International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at Gaming, Austria

John. F. McCarthy is Capo Ufficio in the Roman Congregation for the Eastern Churches

John Saward is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the International Theological Institute (a Papal institute of graduate theology in Gaming, Austria).

Aidan Nichols is Prior of Blackfriars, Cambridge

Michele M. Schumacher is collaboratrice scientifique externe in the Faculty of Theology of the University of Fribourg

Compilation and editorial material Copyright © Aidan Nichols OP 2002
Copyright for individual chapters resides with the authors.

Version: 18th July 2009

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