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THE FAMILY, GIFT AND COMMITMENT, HOPE FOR HUMANITY

Themes for the New Evangelization and the Family in Preparation for the Second World Meeting with the Holy Father Rio de Janeiro, October 4-5, 1997, the Year dedicated to Jesus Christ in the Journey towards the Third Millennium INTRODUCTION In preparation for the Second World Meeting of the Holy Father with Families in Rio de […]

PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY VADEMECUM FOR CONFESSORS CONCERNING SOME ASPECTS OF THE MORALITY OF CONJUGAL LIFE

PRESENTATION Through His Church, Christ continues the mission He received from the Father. He sent the Twelve to proclaim the Kingdom and to call people to repentance and conversion, to metanoia (cf. Mark 6:12). The Risen Christ transmitted His own power of reconciliation to them: “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive, are forgiven […]

PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY Declaration on the Decrease of Fertility in the World

February 27, 1998 The truth about current demographic trends cannot be denied any longer. It is increasingly evident and ever more widely acknowledged that the world is engaged in a marked demographic decline, which started around the year 1968. In 51 countries, fertility is already below replacement level. The number of deaths per year is […]

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONFERENCE ON “THE NATURAL REGULATION OF FERTILITY: THE AUTHENTIC ALTERNATIVE”

Consistory Hall Friday, 11 December 1992 Your Eminence, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 1. I am happy to welcome you, experts from different parts of the world, gathered under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for the Family to study the latest developments in the question of the natural methods of regulating birth. Together, […]

Persona Humana

Declaration On Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics  

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The Truth About Human Love – Orientations on Conjugal Love, Gender Ideology and Family Legislation

“By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person. This reciprocal giving of self reveals the spousal nature of love. In their marital consent the bride […]

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