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Resources and Links

Here you will find a selection of documents, links and organisations working to promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.

Bishops' Document

The Bishops' 2004 document Cherishing Life has a section on 'The limits of human life' - examining when life begins and when it ends. It also has a section - 'Acting justly' - that looks at abortion, euthanasia, suicide, embryo experimentation and issues surrounding medical research, transplantation and gene therapy.

Cherishing Life - 2004 514.16 kB
The Bishops' 2004 document gives a Catholic perspective on some fundamental moral issues relating to the moral and spiritual well-being of the human person in society.

Cherishing Life - Study Guide - 2004 176.26 kB
A study guide for the Bishops' 2004 document Cherishing Life on the moral and spiritual well-being of the human person in society.

Holy See Documents

Evangelium Vitae 691.44 kB
The Gospel of Life - Pope John Paul II's Encyclical Letter on human dignity from 1995

Humanae Vitae 443.13 kB
Human Life - Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter on married love and responsible parenthood from 1968

Links

The Social Agenda
Article Two offers a collection of Catholic Magisterial texts on the Dignity of the Person

Pontifical Academy for Life
Established by Pope John Paul II in 1994 to promote, defend and foster a culture of respect for the dignity of human life

Day for Life
The Day in the Church's calendar dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death

Organisations and Charities

Right to Life Trust

The ProLife Alliance

Care Not Killing

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