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culture of life

This is the second episode of this three episode series on some of the themes in the pontificate of Blessed John Paul II. This episode focusses on the ‘Culture of Life’. The first episode looked at the ‘New Evangelisation‘ and the third on the ‘World Youth Days‘.

In ancient Sparta, being born did not necessarily mean that a child would be cherished. The Spartan elders could decide, if they thought the child was weak or deformed in any way, to have the child exposed to the elements, cut off from the support of the community and left