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Culture about good faith '"* about man Likewise him and many if this dependent to a great extent on the is culture is pagan it is more violations of the likely that he will be in remote conclusions of the natural law. This men do is no argument against the universality of the natural law. All Monsignor Cooper makes this fact participate in the natural law. evident. The people of the world, however much they may differ as to the details of morality, hold universally, or with practical universality, to at least the fol- lowing basic precepts.

SULLIVAN Moral and Pastoral Theology, 566; H. Davis. Summa theologiae moralis, Merkelbach, 4. B. Theologia moralis, 152. p. 349; Aertnys-C. J. Damen, nr. 566. I, H. Jone-U. Adelman, Moral Theology, 5. II, II, nr. 146. p. : The Newman Press, 1950), chapter 3. 6. Cf. 7. J. De Lugo, De justitia 8. , 9. L. non p. 259, nr. Molina, est De 102 justitia dominus propriae et jure (Lyons: 1670), Sect I, 4, nr. 102. f. e^jure (Venetiis: 1611), Vol. IV, Disp. vitae ac membrorum, I, nr. 1. " peccat contra justitiam, quoniam destruit quod .

Simply because of the danger, that, Lastly the thesis is he if concerned with direct cannot I lives, I kill a diseased man or others shall die. killing. Direct killing ^ means an action or omission that has no other immediate end than the death of a person. If a The death man is is intended as an end in killed out of revenge, sirable in itself and hence is direct killing. -' inflicted as an end de- or as a is man is killed in order that a an end be put to his sufferings, then the death an end, but these cases the death inflicted must be understood itself then the death is this is also direct killing.

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