Resources

Catholic documents and books on life issues.


65-80 AD – DIDACHE

Early Christian writings
Read Didache


1930 – CASTI CONNUBII

Encyclical on Christian marriage
Pope Pius XI
Read Casti Connubii


1951 – NATURE OF THEIR PROFESSION

Address to the Italian Catholic Union of Midwives (29 October 1951)
Pope Pius XII
Read Catholic Union of Midwives


1960 – LOVE AND RESPONSIBILITY

Karol Wojtyla (St John Paul II)
Buy Love and Responsibility


1961 – MATER ET MAGISTRA

Encyclical on Christianity and social progress
Read Mater Et Magistra


1965 – GAUDIUM ET SPES

Pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern world
Pope Paul VI
Read Gaudium Et Spes
Buy Gaudium Et Spes


1968 – HUMANAE VITAE (The Transmitting of Human Life)

Encyclical Letter on Birth Control.
Pope Paul VI
Read Humanae Vitae
Buy Humanae Vitae


1974 – DECLARATION ON PROCURED ABORTION

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Read Declaration on Procured Abortion


1975 – PERSONA HUMANA

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Read Persona Humana


1981 – FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO

The role of the Christian family in the modern world.
St John Paul II
Read Familiaris Consortio
Buy Familiaris Consortio


1987 – DONUM VITAE

Instruction on respect for human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation replies to certain questions of the day.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Read Donum Vitae
Buy Donum Vitae


1988 – MULIERIS DIGNITATEM

The dignity and vocation of women.
St John Paul II
Read Mulieris Dignitatem


1993 – VERITATIS SPLENDOR

Encyclical Letter on the Church’s Moral Teaching.
St John Paul II
Read Veritatis Splendor


1994 – GRATISSIMAM SANE

Letter to families
St John Paul II
Read Gratissimam Sane


1995 – EVANGELIUM VITAE (The Gospel of life)

Encyclical on the value and inviolability of human life.
St John Paul II
Read  Evangelium Vitae
Buy  Evangelium Vitae


1996 – THE TRUTH AND MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

Guidelines for the education within the Family.
The Pontifical Council for the Family
Read The Truth And Meaning Of Human Sexuality


2002 – PROPHETS AND PRIESTS

The Hidden Face of the Birth Control Movement Paperback
Ann Farmer
Buy Prophets and Priests


2003 – UNIONS BETWEEN HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS

Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Read Unions between Homosexual Persons


2004 –  ARCHITECTS OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH

Donald De Marco and  Dr. Benjamin Wiker
Buy 
Architects of the Culture of Death


2006 – THEOLOGY OF THE BODY – MAN AND WOMAN HE CREATED THEM

St John Paul II
Read Theology of the Body


2007 – THE HOPE OF SALVATION FOR INFANTS WHO DIE WITHOUT BEING BAPTISED

The International Theological Commission.
Read The hope of salvation for infants who die without being baptised


2008 – DIGNITAS PERSONAE

Instruction on certain bioethical questions.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Read Dignitas Personae
Buy Dignitas Personae


2009 – THEOLOGY OF THE BODY EXPLAINED

Christopher West
Read Theology of the Body Explained


2009 – A PURE HEART CREATE FOR ME

Theology of the body today
Robert Colquhoun
Buy A Pure Heart Create For Me


2010 A PRO-LIFE PASTORAL HANDBOOK

Brian Clowes – Human Life International
Buy A Pro-Life Pastoral Handbook

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