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A Gumberg Library Research Guide


Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

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On April 8, 2024 the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an important new doctrinal declaration on human dignity, approved by Pope Francis, entitled “Declaration ‘Dignitas Infinita’ on Human Dignity" This document not only reaffirms the Catholic Church’s traditional teaching on abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, but also updates it by denouncing some newer forms of violation of that dignity in the 21st century, such as surrogacy and the promotion of gender theory. 

This guide will conect you to many resources to help you understand this document and the controversies surrounding it.

Much of the above text is taken from America Magazine

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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News Conference in which "Dignitas Infinita" Was Released (In Italian)

April 8, 2024