The Children of Mary Home Schoolers believe that the One, Holy, Catholic,and Apostolic Church is the one, true Church founded by our Lord JesusChrist as the means of salvation for all mankind. We believe that the HolyFather is the Vicar of Christ on earth. We embrace his rightful authority,are in union with him and the Magisterium, i.e., those bishops in union withhim. In particular, we abide by the teachings in the papal encyclicals“Humanae Vitae” and “Familiaris Consortio,” which condemn the use ofartificial contraception, insist upon the protection of life from conceptionto natural death, uphold and defend the family as the domestic church andthe original cell of social life, and specify the role of parents as the first andforemost educators of their children.