Church documents on Marriage & the Family

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation:

Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family) –> Download pdf Here»

>> Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family) Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation promulgated by Pope Francis, 2016
>> Gratissimam Sane (Letter to Families) promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II, 1994
>> Familiaris Consortio (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), Apostolic Exhortation, Pope St. John Paul II, 1981
>> Humane Vitae (On the Regulation of Births), Encyclical, Pope Paul VI, 1968
>> Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage), Encyclical, Pope Pius XI, 1930

Papal Writings

»  Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World, Pope Francis, 2013
»  Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), Encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI, 2009
» Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life), Encyclical, Pope John Paul II, 1995
» Veritatis Splendor (Splendor of Truth), Encyclical, Pope John Paul II, 1993
» Salvifici Doloris (On the Meaning of Christian Suffering), Encyclical, Pope John Paul II, 1984
» Humane Vitae (On the Regulation of Birth), Encyclical, Pope Paul VI, 1968

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)
» Responses to Certain Questions of the USCCB Concerning Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, CDF, 2007
» Dignitas Personae (Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions), CDF, 2008
» Clarification on Procured Abortions, CDF, 2009
» Responses to Questions Proposed Concerning “Uterine Isolation” and Related Matters, CDF, 1993
»  The Moral Norm of “Humane Vitae” and Pastoral Duty, CDF, 1989
» Donum Vitae (Instructions on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation), CDF, 1987
» Iura et bona (Declaration on Euthanasia), (CDF), 1980
» Persona Humana (Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics), CDF, 1975
» Responses to Questions Concerning Sterilization in Catholic Hospitals, CDF, 1975
» Declaration on Procured Abortions, CDF, 1974
» Letter to the Bishop of Cleveland regarding the Questions Proposed on the Cremation of Fetuses and Members of the Human Body, CDF, 1967

Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue; Pontifical Council for Culture
» Jesus Christ-The Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian Reflection on the “New Age,” 2003