Respect Life

Papal & Church Documents

Second Vatican Council

Vatican Council II, Dignitas Humanae, Instruction on Religious Freedom December 7, 1965

Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes, The Church in the Modern World December 7, 1965

 

Papal Teaching

Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, God is Love, December 25, 2005

Blessed John Paul II,  Evangelium Vitae, The Gospel of Life March 25, 1995

Blessed John Paul II, Address to the Eighteenth International Congress of the Transplantation Society August 29, 2000

Blessed John Paul II,  Address to Participants in the International Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas March 20 2004

Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. The Christian Family in the Modern World November 22, 1981

Blessed John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, Faith and Reason, September 14, 1998

Blessed John Paul II,  Mulieris Dignitatem, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, August 15, 1988

Blessed John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris, The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering. February 11, 1984

Blessed John Paul II, Theology of the Body, 1979 – 1984

Blessed John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor, The Splendor of Truth, August 6, 1993

Catechism of the Catholic Church,2nd ed. Vatican City 1997

Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, Of Human Life July 25, 1968

Pope Pius XII, The Prolongation of Life, Address to an International Congress of Anesthesiologists, November 24, 1957

Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, On Christian Marriage December 31, 1930

 

Vatican Congregations and Pontifical Councils

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration on Euthanasia May 5, 1980

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration on Procured Abortion November 18, 1974

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dignitas Personae, On Certain Bioethical Questions December 2008

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Donum Vitae, Instruction on Respect for Human Life 1987

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Persona Humana, Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics December 29, 1975

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Responses on Sterilization in Catholic Hospitals March 13, 1975

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Response to Certain Questions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Concerning Artificial Nutrition and Hydration August 1, 2007

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Commentary on Nutrition and Hydration August 1, 2007

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Responses to Questions Proposed Concerning “Uterine Isolation” July 31, 1993

Pontifical Academy for Life, Declaration on the Production and Scientific and Theraputic Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, August 25, 2000

Pontifical Academy for Life, Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses June 5, 2005

Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers. Charter for health care workers. 1995

For more resources click here

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ethical and Religious Directives 5th ed. 2009

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Introduction to Natural Family Planning, 2009

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Life Giving Love in an Age of Technology 2009

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics,1998

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, On Embryonic Stem Cell Research, 2008

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. 2009

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Married Love and the Gift of Life, 2006

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Moral Principles Concerning Infants with Anencephaly 1996

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nutrition and Hydration: Moral and Pastoral Reflections, 1992

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, To Live Each Day with Dignity: U.S. Bishops Policy Statement on Assisted Suicide June 16, 2011

For more resources click here

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Death Penalty: Choose Life, 2001

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, LIVING WILL AND HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY What You Should Know about Advance Health Care Directives, 2007

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Nutrition and Hydration: Moral Considerations,1999

 

For more resources click here