What is the Church

Category: Catholic Faith.

What does the Catholic Church mean by the word "Church" and how does she understand herself as a "mystery"? Discover what she has to say through the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):

The Holy Catholic Church

  • Christ is the light of humanity… The Church has no other light than Christ's
  • The Church is the place where the Spirit flourishes
  • The Church is holy, catholic, one and apostolic - inseparable from belief in God:... Read More

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Prisons & Chaplains

Category: Evangelization.

Prisons & Chaplains

For I was in prison and you visited me. Matthew 25: 31-46
  In Canada, individuals sentenced to a prison term of two years or more are incarcerated at federal facilities.Of the nine (9) federal prisons in the Pacific Region of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), eight... Read More

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Respect Life Videos

Category: Evangelization.

Videos

Birth
A Window to the Womb
(1990)
Ultrasound images of before birth
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Respect Life Pamphlets

Category: Evangelization.

Pamphlets

 

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Stem Cell Research Cloning

Category: Evangelization.

Learn more about Catholic Teaching on Stems Cell Research & Cloning

Vatican Documents

  • Reflections on Cloning – Pontifical Council for Life (1997) It should be noted however that, should the extension of cloning to the human species be desired, this duplication of body structure does not necessarily imply a perfectly identical person, understood in his ontological and psychological reality. The spiritual soul, which... Read More

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In Vitro Fertilization

Category: Evangelization.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2376 Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. more

Vatican Documents

  • Gospel of Life – Evangelium Vitae (1995) On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life This moral... Read More

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Euthanasia

Category: Evangelization.

Learn more about Catholic Teaching on Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2277 Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable. more

Vatican Documents


Contraception

Category: Evangelization.

Learn more about Catholic Teaching on Contraception & Natural Family Planning

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2370 These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. more

Vatican Documents


Abortion

Category: Evangelization.

Abortion

Learn More about Catholic Teaching on Abortion

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. more

Vatican Documents

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