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Professor Notes Gaps in Basic Concepts About Person
Course Aims to Reveal Treasure of Magisterium
Editor's note: This article illuminates the root cause of conflicts over the protection of human life from conception to natural death, and over the meaning and purpose of marriage, family and human sexuality. The root is a fundamental difference in understanding of what it means to be a human person. It points out the importance of understanding Catholic social teaching and Christian anthropology to develop a fuller understanding of who we are and what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God, who is a community of three persons in a relationship of love. Helping people develop this understanding is a key part of the mission of Catholics for the Common Good.


The Whys and Wherefores of Catholic Sexual Ethics
The Way to True Freedom and True Love
In some ways the teaching of the Catholic Church on sexual ethics is well known. Most people know what the Church teaches. Her basic teaching is this: one can rightly choose to exercise one's genital sexual powers only when one, as a spouse, freely chooses to engage in the conjugal act and, in that act, chooses to respect fully the goods of mutual self-giving and of human procreation.


Bishop Jaime Soto, Sacramento MarriageKeeping Our Eyes Fixed on Marriage
SACRAMENTO, August 16, 2008 --Some years ago, during a meeting with a now-deceased member of the state Democratic caucus regarding a then-proposed measure to change the definition of marriage, the legislator shot back at me: “Well, without procreation, what would be the difference?”




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