What is the Church's stance on in vitro fertilization?

My wife and I are looking into invetro fertilization and I wanted to know what the churches stance is, especially in regards to the freezing of extra embreos to be implanted at a later date. Thank you!

prompt succor,

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on IVF - and artificial insemination. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

**Recommended Reading:
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*]Fertility Question–what’s licit?
*]In doing IVF, how grave a sin have we committed?

*]Babies Deserve Better: What You Need to Know If You’re Struggling with Infertility by Jameson and Jennifer Taylor
*]Elementary Logic and the Beginning of Life by Patrick Beeman
*]Can Frozen Embryos Be Saved? by Grace MacKinnon

]Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation
]Evangelium vitae (“The Gospel of Life”)

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