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Prophylactics or Family Values

Download pdf   STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV/AIDS Mons. Jacques Suaudeau, Pontifical Council for the Family Prophylactics or Family Values? Every year, towards the end of December, the world rediscovers the harsh reality of the HIV/AIDS epidemic following the annual international conference on the subject. This year the UNAIDS report on the growth of the […]

Statement on the So Called Morning After Pill

Download pdf Pontifical Academy for Life Statement on the So-Called “Morning-After Pill” October 31, 2000 As is commonly known, the so-called morning-after pill recently went on sale in Italian pharmacies. It is a well-known chemical product (of the hormonal type) which has frequently – even in the past week – been presented by many in […]

The Family Gift and Commitment Hope for Humanity

Link to original Download pdf Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo President of the Pontifical Council for the Family THE FAMILY: GIFT AND COMMITMENT, HOPE FOR HUMANITY Introduction This theme expresses and condenses some fundamental elements of the family. It opens the mind and heart to broad horizons based on the certainty of the Lord’s presence in […]

The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality Guidelines for Education Within the Family

Link to original Download pdf     THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY THE TRUTH AND MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY Guidelines for Education within the Family INTRODUCTION The Situation and the Problem 1. Among the many difficulties parents encounter today, despite different social contexts, one certainly stands out: giving children an adequate preparation for adult […]

Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Morality of Conjugal Life

Link to original Download pdf   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. […]

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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 […]