More on marital chastity in my book: The Catholic Marriage Bed 1. What determines the morality of an act? In moral theology, an act is the knowing choice of a human person.
Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?
Sexual Intelligence, written and published by Marty Klein, Ph.D.
Share via Email While ruling out women's ordination, Pope Francis has been quietly insisting on the appointment of more women to positions of influence within the Vatican. Disagreement over these issues is likely to come to a head over the next few days, with the bishops gathering in Rome for an extraordinary synod on the family, called by the pope. Unusually, the Vatican sent out a questionnaire ahead of the synod seeking the views of Catholics around the world on family, marriage and sexuality. Sometimes the teachings are rejected or ignored — such as the prohibition of artificial birth control and pre-marital sex — but sometimes people want a more compassionate and constructive approach to those who respect the teachings but have failed to live up to them, for example in the case of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Reprinted in its entirety in the Daughters of St. Paul's publication Yes to Life, pages 67 to Every human life is of equal value, and all human lives are of infinite value, since we have all been created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, the concept that there are lives "not worth living" is completely false and antithetical to the teachings of Christ.
Lessons from Reason, Scripture By Fr. William Saunders The Catholic Church continues to teach that sexual love between a man and a woman is reserved to marriage. First, God creates man in His own image and likeness, making them male and female Genesis 1: Before the man and woman come together as husband and wife, and before they express their love as husband and wife, they are first blessed by God.