Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Meaning of Marriage Irish Catholic Bishops


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Married love is a unique form of love between a man and
woman which has a special benefit for the whole of society.1
The Catholic Church, with other Christians and those of no
particular religious view, regard the family based on marriage
between a woman and a man as the single most important
institution in any society. To seek to re-define the nature
of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental
building block of our society. The Church seeks with others
to reaffirm the rational basis for holding that marriage should
be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship
between a woman and a man from which the generation
and upbringing of children is uniquely possible. This
understanding of marriage is deeply rooted in all cultures: it
is not intended to exclude or disadvantage anyone.

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