CASTI CONNUBII PDF
Events leading up to Casti Connubii – The encyclical addresses the issues of contraception, divorce, and eugenics — here a history of events leading up to the . The doctrine of the Church on marriage was affirmed as definitive and binding by Pope Pius XI in his encyclical Casti Connubii of December Reading the signs of their times, Pope Pius XI in Casti connubii (December 31, ) and Pope Paul VI in Humanae vitae (July 25, ) both address the.
|Published (Last):||14 September 2014|
|PDF File Size:||10.36 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||8.29 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
All of these things, Venerable Brethren, you must consider carefully and ponder over with a lively faith if you would see in their true light the extraordinary benefits on matrimony – offspring, conjugal faith, and the sacrament. This order includes both the primacy of the husband with regard to the wife and children, the ready subjection of the wife and her willing obedience, which the Apostle commends in these words: And indeed the Creator of the human race Himself, Who in His goodness wishes to use men as His helpers in the propagation of life, taught this when, instituting marriage in Paradise, He said to our first parents, and through them to all future spouses: As regards the evil use conmubii matrimony, to pass over the arguments which are shameful, not infrequently others that are false and exaggerated are cashi forward.
Roman Theological Forum With the begetting of children, husband and wife become intimate cooperators with God in propagating the human race.
Let them constantly keep in mind, that cnonubii have been sanctified and strengthened for the duties and for the dignity of their state by a special sacrament, the efficacious power of which, although it does not impress a character, is undying.
It is then fitting that, with all fatherly solicitude, We should turn Our mind to seek out suitable remedies whereby those most detestable abuses which We have mentioned, may be removed, and everywhere marriage may castii be revealed. At the same time they maintain that in all beyond this germinal idea matrimony, through caasti concurrent causes, is invented solely by the mind of man, established solely by his will.
For, in certain circumstances, imperfect separation of the parties is allowed, the bond not being severed. Now all those arguments that are brought forward to prove the indissolubility of the marriage tie, arguments which have already been touched upon, can equally be applied to excluding not only the necessity of divorce, but even the power to grant it; while for all the advantages that can be put forward for the former, there can be adduced as many disadvantages and evils which are a formidable menace to the whole of human society.
For Christ Connubki made the Church the teacher of truth in those things also which concern the right regulation of moral conduct, even though some knowledge of the same is not connubik human reason.
Let that solemn pronouncement of the Council of Trent be recalled to mind in which, under the stigma of anathema, it condemned these errors: Many of them even go further and assert that such a subjection of one party to the other is unworthy of human dignity, that the rights of husband and wife are equal; wherefore, they boldly proclaim the emancipation of women has been or ought to be effected.
Cobnubii Church knows well that not infrequently one of the parties is sinned against rather than sinning, when for a grave cause he or she reluctantly allows the perversion of the right order. Yet, even with so great an onus upon them, families may take comfort in the words of the Lord, who says: May the Father, “of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named,” Who strengthens the weak and gives courage to the pusillanimous and fainthearted; and Christ Our Lord and Redeemer, “the Institutor and Perfecter of the holy sacraments,” Who desired marriage to be and made it the mystical image of His own ineffable union with the Church; and the Holy Ghost, Love of God, the Light of hearts and the Strength of the mind, grant that all will perceive, will admit with a ready will, and by the grace of God will put into practice, what We by this letter have expounded concerning the holy Sacrament of Matrimony, cobnubii wonderful law and will of God respecting it, the errors and impending dangers, and the remedies with which they can be counteracted, connubi that that fruitfulness dedicated to God will flourish again vigorously in Christian wedlock.
And inLambeth proclaimed that parents had the right and responsibility to decide on the number of their children, with “a wise stewardship of the resources and abilities of the family as well as a thoughtful consideration of the varying population needs and problems of society and the claims of future generations” Resolutioncf. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” Matt.
However, not even this power can ever affect for any cause whatsoever a Christian marriage which is valid and has been consummated, for as it is plain that here the marriage contract has its full completion, so, by the will of God, there is also the greatest firmness and indissolubility connnubii may not be destroyed by any human authority.
We may now consider another class of errors concerning conjugal faith.
The transgressions against marriage and the family terrorize the very structure of our human society. To take away from man the natural and primeval right of marriage, to circumscribe in any way the principal ends of marriage laid down in the beginning by God Himself in the words ‘Increase and multiply,' is beyond the power of any human law.
For in matrimony as well as in the use of the matrimonial rights there are also secondary ends, such as mutual aid, the cultivating of mutual love, and the quieting of concupiscence which husband and wife are not forbidden to consider so long as they are subordinated to the primary end and so long as the intrinsic nature of the act is preserved.
Upright and skillful doctors strive most praiseworthily to guard and preserve the lives of both mother and child; on the contrary, those show themselves most unworthy of the noble medical profession who encompass the death of one or the other, through a pretense at practicing medicine or through motives of misguided pity.
The serious nature of these evils will be the more clearly recognized, when we remember that, once divorce has been allowed, there will be no sufficient means of keeping it in check within any definite bounds.
This encyclical repeats the Church’s condemnation of abortion in all circumstances. Wikipedia articles needing clarification from January Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother’s womb. But in matrimony provision has been made in the best possible way for this education of children that is so necessary, for, since the parents are bound together by an indissoluble bond, the care and mutual help of each is always at hand.
How great is the dignity of chaste wedlock, Venerable Brethren, may be judged best from this that Christ Our Lord, Son of the Eternal Father, having assumed the nature of fallen man, not only, with His loving desire of compassing the redemption of our race, ordained it in an especial manner as the principle and foundation of domestic society and therefore of all human intercourse, but also raised it to the rank of a truly and great sacrament of the New Law, restored it to the original purity of its divine institution, and accordingly entrusted all its discipline and care to His spouse the Church.
They put forward in the first place that matrimony belongs entirely to the profane and purely civil sphere, that it is not to be committed to the religious society, the Church of Christ, but to civil society alone.
Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage)
Consequently, both those who are now thinking of entering upon this sacred married state, as well as those who have the charge of educating Christian youth, should, with due regard to the future, prepare that which is good, obviate that which is bad, and recall those points about which We have already spoken in Our encyclical letter concerning education: If we wish with all reverence to inquire into the intimate reason of this divine decree, Venerable Brethren, we shall easily see connibii in the mystical signification of Christian marriage which is fully and perfectly verified in consummated marriage between Christians.
Arcanum divinae sapientiae 10 Febr. The rampant disobedience of the divine and natural laws vis-a-vis artificial birth control cry out to God for vengeance.
And since these most pernicious errors and depraved morals have begun to spread even amongst the faithful and are gradually gaining ground, in Our office as Christ’s Vicar upon earth and Supreme Shepherd and Teacher We consider it Our duty to raise Our voice to keep the flock committed to Our care from poisoned pastures and, as far as in Us lies, to preserve it from harm. For if the man is the head, the woman is the heart, and as he occupies the chief place in ruling, so she may and ought to claim for herself the chief place in love.
Therefore the sacred partnership of true marriage is constituted both by the will of God and the will of man.