Donum Vitae

Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation

– Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been approached by various Episcopal Conferences or individual Bishops, by theologians, doctors and scientists, concerning biomedical techniques which make it possible to intervene in the initial phase of the life of a human being and in the very processes of procreation and their conformity with the principles of Catholic morality. The present Instruction, which is the result of wide consultation… READ FULL TEXT

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