Unlike inanimate objects, plants and animals, man is person endowed with a spirit. This characteristic unites him with God more than with his visible fellow creatures. [355-357,380]
Man is not something but rather someone. Just as we say about God that he is person, so too we say this about man. Man can think beyond his immediate horizon and measure the whole breadth of being; he can even know himself with critical objectivity and work to improve himself; he can perceive others as persons, understand them in their dignity,and love them. Of all the visible creatures, man alone is “able to know and love his creator” (Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et Spes [GS] 12, 3). Man is destined to love with him in friendship.
Man should honor the Creator in other creatures and treat them carefully and responsibly. Man, animals, and plants have the same Creator who called them into being out of love. Therefore a love of animals is profoundly human. [344,354]
Although man is not allowed to use and to eat plants and animals, he nevertheless not allowed to torture animals or to keep them in inhumane conditions. (more…)
By: Youth from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of CubaoFebruary 14, 2013
It is very natural for human beings to long for recognition. Man wants to be known. He would always want to be talked about. (more…)
by: Madonna Escolano (Our Lady of Fatima Parish)Cavaliers of Light November 3-4, 2012 Calaruega, Batulao, Nasugbo, Batangas My Most Loving Almighty God, I believe in You; I adore You adore and worship You. I trust and hope in You. I love You!
by: Nick Del Rio ( Resurrection of Our Lord Parish)Cavaliers of Light November 3-4, 2012 Calaruega, Batulao, Nasugbo, Batangas
”Lord, teach us to live in Your ways.
That amidst our trying moments, we resort to do not what will benefit us but what will be beneficial for everyone. (more…)
Yes. Man is the summit of creation, because God created him in His image (Gen 1:27). [342-344,353]
The creation of man is clearly distinguished (more…)