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Familiaris consortio

22 November 1981 Apostolic Exhortation to the Episcopate, to the Clergy and to the Faithful of the whole Catholic Church on the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World 1. The Transmission of Life Cooperators in the Love of God the Creator 28.


GREAT EVENT OF THE YEAR OF THE FAITH June 16th, 2013, there will be a celebration dedicated to the witness of the Gospel of Life. The Church has always been the promoter of human life and the defender of the dignity of the human person

Evangelium vitae

25 March 1995 To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women religious, lay Faithful and all People of Good Will on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life Introduction 1. The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day

Christifideles laici

30 December 1988 Apostolic Exhortation Promoting the Dignity of the Person 37.To rediscover and make others rediscover the inviolable dignity of every human person makes up an essential task, in a certain sense, the central and unifying task of the service which the Church and

Pastor bonus

21 June 1988 Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia Excerpts on the Pontifical Council for the Health Care Apostolate Introduction The Constitution is entitled Pastor Bonus, referring to Christ, who conferred upon the Bishops as Successors of the Apostles the mission of preaching the Gospel.

Spouses are called to live the entire truth of Humanae vitae”. Pastors are to teach it without calling it into question.

14 March 1988 To the participants in a Conference for the Family on the anniversary of the Humanae Vitae On Monday, 14 March, the Holy Father received in audience the participants in the Fourth International Conference for the Family of Europe and of Africa.  The

The Church’s Teaching in the Biomedical Field defends the dignity and fundamental rights of the human person

14 September 1987 To the leaders of the Catholic Health Association in Phoenix In the Civic Plaza, Phoenix, on 14 September, the Holy Father met and addressed leaders of the Catholic Health Association who were assembled in convention. The Pope's speech follows. Dear Brothers and

The church’s teaching on contraception is not a matter for free discussion among theologians

5 June 1987 To the participants in a conference on Responsible Procreation The Holy Father received in audience on Friday, 5 June the participants in a study conference on responsible procreation.  The conference was sponsored by the “Centre for Studies and Research on the Natural

Apostolic Letter “Salvifici doloris” – Pope John Paul II

11 February 1984 Apostolic Letter to the Bishops, to the Priests, to the Religious Families, and to the Faithful of the Catholic Church on the Christian Meaning of Suffering Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I. Introduction 1. Declaring

Christian vocation of spouses may demand even heroism

17 September 1983 To the priests participants in a seminar on "Responsible Parenthood" On the morning of Saturday, 17 September, the Holy Father received in audience the more than fifty priests who had participated in a study seminar on the theme “Responsible Parenthood: scientific, philosophical

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