St. Jude Centennial Council #8038

Links of Interest

Building a Culture of Life

"The first and fundamental step towards this cultural transformation consists in forming consciences with regard to the incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life. It is of the greatest importance to re-establish the essential connection between life and freedom."  

Papal Encyclical Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life)

- Pope John Paul II, 1995

Pro-Life Educational Resources

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Pro-Life Organizations




Supporting Our Pregnancy Centers

Click here to view a map of all MS Pregnancy Centers and nearby Knights councils. 

Promoting & Defending the Church's Teaching on Marriage

"The Divine Revelation has told us how God thinks of marriage: the lawful union of a man and woman, the source of life. In the mind of God, marriage has a permanent structure, based on the duality of the human mode of being: femininity and masculinity. Not two opposite poles, but the one with and for the other. Only thus does man escape his original solitude."

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra 

Address at “Rome Life Forum” -  May 19, 2017

Church Teachings on Marriage

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Article 7: The Sacrament of Matrimony (1601-1666)

USCCB Resources on Marriage

Familiaris Consortio (Of the Christian Family in the Modern World) - Pope John Paul II, 1981

Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage) - Pope Pius XI, 1930

Arcanum Divinae (On Christian Marriage) - Pope Leo XIII, 1880

Prohibitions on Contraception, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART)

Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Birth) - Pope Paul VI, 1968

Dignitas Personae (On Certain Bioethical Questions) - Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of CDF, 2008

Donum Vitae (Instruction for Respect for Human Life at Its Origin) - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of CDF, 1987

Church Writings on Homosexuality

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of CDF,  2003

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of CDF, 1986


Additional Marriage & Family Educational Resources

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Writings & Interviews


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Catholic Education & Faith Formation




Religious Freedom

"In all his activity a man is bound to follow his conscience in order that he may come to God, the end and purpose of life. It follows that he is not to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his conscience. Nor, on the other hand, is he to be restrained from acting in accordance with his conscience, especially in matters religious."

Dignitatis Humanae (Second Vatican Council Declaration on Religious Freedom)

- Pope Paul VI, 1965

Visit the Religious Liberty section of the USCCB website for information on Church teachings, papal writings, videos, research and current issues affecting religious freedom.

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

"Laymen should also know that it is generally the function of their well-formed Christian conscience to see that the divine law is inscribed in the life of the earthly city" 

Gaudium Et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World)

- Pope Paul VI, 1965

Click the graphic for info on living out the Catholic faith in the political sphere