Life and Human Dignity

All life is sacred - a gift from God. This is why the Church opposes abortion (ending life in the womb) and Euthanasia (ending life before natural death). Instead the Church believes all life should be cherished at all times. The Church endorses practical initiatives to help those in need including better palliative care for the terminally ill, and support for mothers-to-be.

In England and Wales, the Church celebrates this core belief of the dignity of all human life on the annual Day for Life - an initiative for the worldwide Catholic community, established by Pope John Paul II.

Life Issues

Anscombe Bioethics Centre

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical resear...Read more

Life Issues

Dignitatis Humanae Institute

The Dignitatis Humanae Institute (Institute for Human Dignity) is a think-tank founded in 2008 whose goal is to protect and promote human dignity based on th...Read more

Life Issues

Resources and Links

Here you will find a selection of documents, links and organisations working to promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Read more