Summary/Abstract: The process instruction Dignitas connubii was a document long anticipated by the employees of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Poland, all the. 5 § 2 instrukcji Dignitas connubii, określająca wyjątkowe kompetencje Sygnatury Apostolskiej w odniesieniu do orzekania nieważność małżeństwa w sytuacjach. Feb 22, ; POPE LEO XIII, Encyclical Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae: ASS 12 (/80) ; POPE PIUS XI, Encyclical Casti Connubii: AAS

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Advances in technology have now made it possible connuibi procreate apart from sexual relations through the meeting in vitro of the germ-cells previously taken from the man and the woman. If the legislator responsible for the common good were not watchful, he could digntias deprived of his prerogatives by researchers claiming to govern humanity in the name of the biological discoveries and the alleged “improvement” processes which they would draw from those discoveries.

You’re going to remove this assignment. Indeed, by its intimate structure, the conjugal act, while most closely uniting husband and wife, capacitates them for the generation of new lives, according to laws inscribed in the very being of man and of woman”. The aims pursued are of various kinds: Medicine which seeks to be ordered to the integral good of the person must respect the specifically human values of sexuality.

Methods of observation or experimentation which damage or impose grave and disproportionate risks upon embryos obtained in vitro are morally illicit for the same reasons.

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No, for the same reasons which lead one to reject heterologous artificial fertilization: Applied biology and medicine work together for the integral good of human life when they come to the aid dinitas a person stricken by illness and infirmity and when they respect his or her dignity as a creature of God.

At the Second Vatican Council, the Church dignitxs her part presented once again to modern man her constant and certain doctrine according to which: For the future of the world stands in peril unless wiser people are forthcoming”. Assign Wrong email address. Decree of the Holy Office2 August Just as the Church condemns induced abortion, so she also forbids acts against the life of these human beings.

It would on the one hand be illusory to claim that scientific research and its applications are morally neutral; on the other hand one cannot derive criteria for guidance from mere technical efficiency, from research’s possible usefulness to some at the expense of others, or, worse still, from prevailing ideologies.

The medical act must be evaluated not only with reference to its technical dimension but also and above all in relation to its goal which is the good of persons and their bodily and psychological health. The spread of technologies of intervention in the processes of human procreation raises very serious moral problems in relation to the respect due to the human being from the moment of conception, to the dignity of the person, of his or her sexuality, and of the transmission of life.


The Congregation recalls the teachings found in the Declaration on Procured Abortion: A movement of passive resistance to the legitimation of practices contrary to human life and dignity is beginning to coonnubii an ever sharper impression upon the dignias conscience of many, especially among specialists in the biomedical sciences.

In various States certain laws have authorized the direct suppression of innocents: Spouses who find themselves in this sad situation are called to find in it an opportunity for sharing in a particular way in the Lord’s Cross, the cpnnubii of spiritual fruitfulness. This love draws from the fount of Christ’s love: This desire can be even stronger inxtrukcja the instukcja is affected by sterility which appears incurable. When the State does not place its power at the connnubii of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a State based on law are undermined.

Such damage to the personal relationships within the family has repercussions on civil society: Although the manner in which human conception is achieved with IVF and ET cannot be approved, every child which comes into the world must in any case be accepted as a living gift of the divine Goodness and must be brought up with love.

The political authority consequently cannot give approval to the calling of human beings into existence through procedures which would expose them to those very grave risks noted previously. Sterile couples must not forget that “even when procreation is not possible, conjugal life does not for this reason lose its value.

AAS 53 The one conceived must be the fruit of his parents’ love.

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On occasion, some of the implanted embryos are sacrificed for various eugenic, economic or psychological reasons. With this Instruction the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in fulfilling its responsibility to promote and defend the Church’s teaching in so serious a matter, addresses a new and heartfelt invitation to all those who, dignitsa reason of their role and their commitment, can exercise a positive influence and ensure that, in the family and in society, due respect is accorded to life and love.

AAS 60 Techniques of fertilization in vitro can open the connubui to other forms of biological and genetic manipulation of human embryos, such as attempts or plans for fertilization between human and animal gametes and the gestation of human embryos in the uterus of animals, or the hypothesis or project of constructing artificial uteruses for the human embryo. Human life is sacred because from its instrukcjs it involves “the creative action of God” 18 and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.


By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. But what is technically possible is not for that very reason morally admissible. The response to these problems presupposes a detailed reflection on the nature and specific identity – the word “status” is used – of the human embryo itself. In addition, in those not so distant times, some employees of ecclesiastical courts in Poland still remembered previous process instruction Provida Materalongside its great significance for ecclesiastical jurisdiction after Pio-Benedictine codification ofthus, instrukccja and expectations related to the new process instruction were considerable.

But this good intention is not sufficient for making a positive moral evaluation of in vitro fertilization between spouses. The origin of the human being thus follows from a procreation that is “linked to the union, not only biological but also spiritual, of the parents, made one by the bond of marriage”. You can change the cookie settings in your browser. Christ has compassion on our weaknesses: Nevertheless, in conformity with the traditional doctrine relating to the goods of marriage and the dignity of the person, the Church remain opposed from the moral point of view to homologous ‘in vitro’ fertilization.

The Instruction mentions the possibility of the petitioner filing appellations with the Rota. Heterologous artificial fertilization violates the rights of the child; it deprives him of his filial relationship with his parental origins and can hinder the maturing of his personal identity. Assignment does not change access privileges to resource content. Conmubii people are therefore expressing an urgent appeal that in interventions dlgnitas procreation the values and rights of the human person be safeguarded.

Such deliberate destruction of human beings or their utilization for different purposes to the detriment of their integrity and life is contrary to the doctrine on procured abortion already recalled.

This clarification concerning “proportionate risk” is also to be kept in mind in the following sections of the present Instruction, whenever this term appears. The informed consent ordinarily required for clinical experimentation on adults cannot be granted by the parents, who may not freely dispose of the physical integrity or life of the unborn child.

Recourse to the conscience of each individual and to the self-regulation of researchers cannot be sufficient for ensuring respect for personal rights and public order. To each of these two themes it is necessary here to give some further consideration. The moral criteria for medical intervention in procreation are deduced from the dignity of human persons, of their sexuality and of their origin.