Q. 1. How does the creation of a human being take place?
A. 1. First of all, I would like to quote the Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 2270 where it states:
“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”
Life begins at conception. What is conception?
Conception involves the process of human fertilization. It is the moment when the gametes from each parent join together to form the zygote. In human being, the male gamete is called the sperm. In the female, the gamete is called an egg (ovum). When the two gametes are joined, they form a human cell called a zygote.
On this matter, Jesus said:
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” [Mk 10:7-9]
When the egg (the ovum) of the female and the sperm of the male join during conception, the newly formed cell becomes a new human life. It is no longer two human life forms but rather one newly created flesh.
At this very moment, God creates a formless (invisible) soul, a new consciousness that needs a form (body) to manifest itself, and implants it in the newly created cell of the female and male seeds. And voila, you have the creation of a new human being.