Evangelium Vitae, where he clarified the church's position on contraception, abortion and euthanasia by condemning them as part of a "culture of death" and calling instead for a " culture of life ". 199 Liturgy Main article: Catholic liturgy Among the 24 autonomous ( sui iuris ) churches, numerous liturgical and other traditions exist, called rites, which reflect historical and cultural diversity rather than differences in belief. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana. A Catholic marriage, or any marriage between baptised individuals of any Christian denomination, is viewed as a sacrament. Retrieved rchived 31 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine McDonough (1995. 2, clergy in the small personal ordinariates set up for groups of former Anglicans under the terms of the 2009 document Anglicanorum Coetibus 209 are permitted to use a variation of the Roman Rite called "Divine Worship" or, less formally, "Ordinariate. 6 It was the primary sponsor of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque styles in art, architecture and music. 157 As a gratuitous gift of God that requires no merit on the part of the person who is baptised, it is conferred even on children, 158 who, though they have no personal sins, need it on account of original sin. Retrieved "Canon 222 2". "Catholic Group Provokes Debate on Homosexuals". (1993) Why "Humanae Vitae" Was Right, San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 277 In the account of the Confession of Peter found in the Gospel of Matthew, Christ designates Peter as the "rock" upon which Christ's church will be built. 269 In 2014, Pope Francis instituted the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors for the safeguarding of minors. His ecclesiastical jurisdiction is called the " Holy See " ( Sancta Sedes in Latin or the " Apostolic See " (meaning the see of the apostle Peter). Over the past 30 years about 55 to 70 of annulments have occurred in the United States. Archived from the original on Retrieved Lazowski, Philip (2004). The Roman Catholic Church, An Illustrated History. Souls in purgatory may be aided in reaching heaven by the prayers of the faithful on earth and by the intercession of saints. Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical Yearbook). Division of Religion and Philosophy, University of Cumbria.