The primary work of the Pontifical Council is to engage in action-oriented studies based on both the papal and episcopal social teaching of the Church. Through them, the Pontifical Council also contributes to the development of this teaching in the following vast fields: Justice, Peace and Human Rights.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Compendium of the Catholic Church are available on line. The Compendium includes 589 questions and answers on the Catholic faith.
The USCCB Office for Pro Life teaches respect for all human life and to organize for its protection in the light of The Gospel of Life, especially on behalf of those who are unborn, disabled, elderly, dying and unvalued. This is the primary resource for the Bishops’ policy and teaching statements on pro-life issues.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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The Vatican is home to the Holy Father, who as the Roman Pontiff is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful. It is also the home of the Magisterium, which is the official teaching authority of the Church. This site provides Papal documents and other Church teachings, along with both biographies and homilies of recent popes.
Founded in 1994, the Academy is dedicated to “study, information and formation on the principal problems of biomedicine and of law, relative to the promotion and defense of life, above all in the direct relation that they have with Christian morality and the directives of the Church’s Magisterium”
The Conference represents the Church’s position before the Ohio General Assembly, various state departments, bureaus, agencies and other organizations. The Conference also provides facilitation, coordination and joint programming for diocesan groups involved in various Church ministries.