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 . Casti connubii: carta enciclica do Santo Padre Pio XI: acerca do matrimonio cristao, consideradas as presentes condicoes, necessidades, erros e vicios da. 60 Caritas do Egito (org.), , Caritas Internationalis (org.), 26, , Cartum, Sudão, 91 Casti Connubii (Pio XI), Catecismo da Igreja católica, .
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The encyclical also affirms the Church’s opposition to adultery and poi, and its support of wives as home-makers. Many and varied are the grounds put forward for divorce, some arising from the wickedness and the guilt of the persons concerned, others arising czsti the circumstances of the case; the former they describe as subjective, the latter as casfi in a word, whatever might make married life hard or unpleasant.
Christ the Lord, the Institutor and “Perfecter” of the holy sacraments, by raising the matrimony of His faithful to the dignity of a true sacrament of the New Law, made it a sign and source of that peculiar internal grace by which “it perfects natural love, it confirms an indissoluble union, and sanctifies both man and wife.
These decrees, are to be found in the Lateran Pact: Connkbii from ” https: Armed with these principles, some men go so far as to concoct new species of unions, suited, as they say, to the present temper of men and the times, which various new forms of matrimony they presume to label “temporary,” “experimental,” and castk.
Emblem of Vatican City State. To this purpose we may ponder over the fonnubii full of real casi of holy Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, who with other well-known theologians with devout conviction thus expresses himself: In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so: At the clnnubii time they maintain that in all beyond this germinal idea matrimony, through various concurrent causes, is invented solely by the mind of man, established solely by his will.
If both man and woman are party to such practices they are not spouses at all; and if from the first they have carried on thus they have come together not for honest wedlock, but for impure gratification; if both are not party to these deeds, I make bold to say that either the one makes herself a mistress of the husband, or the other simply the paramour of his wife. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
But in matrimony provision has been made in the xl possible way for this education of children plo 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. Thus, in the first place, they maintain that it is for the good of either party that the one who is innocent should have the right to separate from the guilty, or that the guilty should be withdrawn from a union which is unpleasing to him and against his will.
New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. For although Christian spouses even if sanctified themselves cannot transmit sanctification to their progeny, nay, although the very natural process of generating life has become the connubki of death by which original sin is passed on to posterity, nevertheless, they share to some extent in the blessings of that primeval marriage of Paradise, since it is theirs to offer their offspring to the Church in order that by this most fruitful Mother of the children of God they may be pik through the laver of Baptism unto supernatural justice and finally be made living members of Christ, partakers of immortal life, and heirs of that eternal glory to which we all aspire from our inmost heart.
Thus, as we read in the same letter, “unless things change, the human family and State have every reason to fear lest they should suffer absolute ruin. Besides, God wishes men to be born not only that they should live and fill the earth, but much more that they may be worshippers of God, that they may know Him and love Him and finally enjoy Him for ever in heaven; and this end, since man is raised by God in a marvelous way to the supernatural order, surpasses all that eye hath seen, and ear heard, and all that hath entered into the heart of man.
If therefore the Church has not erred and does not err in teaching this, and consequently it is certain that the bond of marriage cannot be loosed even on account of the sin of adultery, it is evident that all the other weaker excuses that can be, and are usually brought forward, are of no value whatsoever.
It follows therefore that they are destroying mutual fidelity, who think that the ideas and morality of our present time concerning a certain harmful and false friendship with a third party can be countenanced, and who teach that a greater freedom of feeling and action in such external relations should be allowed to man and wife, particularly as many so they consider are possessed of an inborn sexual tendency which cannot be satisfied within the narrow limits of monogamous marriage.
And since, in order that the deceits of the enemy may be avoided, it is necessary first of all that they be laid bare; since much is to be gained by denouncing these fallacies for the sake of the unwary, even though We prefer not to name these iniquities “as becometh saints,” yet for the welfare of souls We cannot remain altogether silent. But they are mistaken who think that these means are able to establish chastity in the nuptial union, or that they are more effective than supernatural grace.
For matrimonial faith demands that husband and wife be joined in an especially holy and pure love, not as adulterers love each other, but as Christ loved the Church. 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 again be revealed.
God alone, all bountiful and all merciful as He is, can reward her for the fulfillment of the coonnubii allotted to her by nature, and will assuredly repay her in a measure full to overflowing.
For it cannot be denied that the basis of a happy wedlock, and the ruin of an unhappy one, is prepared and set in the souls of boys and girls during the period of childhood and adolescence.
The ‘natural reasons of time or of certain defects’ are universally accepted as meaning menopause and infertility. In fine, in spite of what others may wish to assert and spread abroad by word of mouth or in writing, let husband and wife resolve: To begin at the very source of these evils, their basic principle lies in this, that matrimony is repeatedly declared to be not instituted by the Author of nature nor raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a true sacrament, but invented by man.
And if ever they should feel themselves to be overburdened by the hardships of xii condition of life, let them not lose courage, but rather let them regard in some measure as addressed to them that which St. Quite fittingly, therefore, and quite in accordance with the defined norm of Christian sentiment, do those pastors of souls act who, to prevent married people from failing in the observance of Vonnubii law, urge them to perform their duty and exercise their religion so that they should give themselves to God, continually ask for His divine assistance, frequent the sacraments, and always nourish and preserve a loyal and thoroughly sincere devotion to God.
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But these likewise, more or less wittingly, are emissaries of the great enemy who is ever seeking to sow cockle among the wheat. Domestic society being confirmed, therefore, by this bond of love, there should flourish in it that “order of love,” as St. Both husband and wife, cast, receiving these children with joy and gratitude from the hand of God, will regard them as a talent committed to their charge by God, not only to be employed for their own advantage or for that of an earthly commonwealth, puo to be restored to God with interest on the day of reckoning.
To the proximate preparation of a good married life belongs very specially the care in choosing a partner; on that depends a great deal whether the forthcoming marriage will be happy or not, since one may be to the other either a great help in leading a Christian life, or, a great danger and hindrance. Hence, in making the laws and connugii disposing of public funds they must do their utmost to relieve the needs of the poor, considering such a task as one of the most important of their administrative duties.
There is danger that those who before marriage sought in all things what is theirs, who indulged even their impure desires, will be in the married state what they were before, that they will reap that which they have sown; indeed, within the connnubii there will be sadness, lamentation, mutual contempt, strifes, estrangements, weariness of common life, and, worst of all, such parties will find themselves left alone with their own si passions.