Magisterial Documents


The Magisterium has remained consistently faithful to its teaching regarding the absolute sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception. The site (though still under construction) is designed to provide a portal to those documents.

(1) Donum Vitae Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation, the document issued on 22 February 1987 by Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, then Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, at the papal audience during the Plenary Session of the CDF- a document which was approved by Pope St. John Paul II, and ordered published on that day, remains one of the most salient regarding the consideration of nascent human life. Donum Vitae- at Vatican Archive