‘Not everything in life is essential. If everything is essential, then nothing is essential.’
“The human body shares in the dignity of the ‘image of God’ — it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit.” (CCC 364)
“Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good.” (CCC 2288)
COMMENTARY: While the current issues in the news are important to the faithful, there are a thousand implicit Catholic realities that barely ever see the light of a newsletter or a homily.