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The Sixth Commandment Marital Fidelity. USCCA Chapter 30 Friday, November 7, 2014. November 7, 2014. “The Sixth Commandment summons spouses to practice permanent and exclusive fidelity to one another (USCCA p. 405).”. God established marriage as a reflection of His love and fidelity to us.

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the sixth commandment marital fidelity

The Sixth CommandmentMarital Fidelity

USCCA Chapter 30

Friday, November 7, 2014

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November 7, 2014

  • “The Sixth Commandment summons spouses to practice permanent and exclusive fidelity to one another (USCCA p. 405).”
  • God established marriage as a reflection of His love and fidelity to us.
  • Emotional and sexual fidelity are essential to the commitment made in marriage between husband and wife.
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November 7, 2014

  • “The Sixth Commandment summons spouses to practice permanent and exclusive fidelity to one another (USCCA p. 405).”
  • The vows made to the couple are binding until the death of one of the spouses.
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November 7, 2014

  • Chastity is the virtue whereby one successfully integrates one’s sexuality “within the person and thus the inner unity in his bodily and spiritual being (CCC #2337).”
  • Chastity unites our sexuality with our entire human nature.
  • “Chastity includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery which is a training in human freedom (USCCA p. 405).”
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November 7, 2014

  • Chastity is the virtue whereby one successfully integrates one’s sexuality “within the person and thus the inner unity in his bodily and spiritual being (CCC #2337).”
  • Chastity helps the person to temper their sexual desire, not becoming a slave to them.
  • Chastity grows and blossoms in friendship.
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November 7, 2014

  • Chastity is the virtue whereby one successfully integrates one’s sexuality “within the person and thus the inner unity in his bodily and spiritual being (CCC #2337).”
  • Sins against chastity include:
    • Lust
    • Masturbation
    • Fornication
    • Incest
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Pornography
    • Prostitution
    • Rape
    • Homosexual Acts
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November 7, 2014

  • The bond between husband and wife is both conjugal and procreative.
  • These two aspects cannot be broken.
  • “Conjugal mutual love and fidelity is the unitive aspect of marriage (USCCA p. 408).”
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November 7, 2014

  • The bond between husband and wife is both conjugal and procreative.
  • “God calls the married couple to be open to children” in every act of physical union (USCCA p. 415).
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November 7, 2014

  • The bond between husband and wife is both conjugal and procreative.
  • Sins against the unitive and procreative aspects of spousal love include:
    • Any procedure that intentionally blocks the life-giving power of the marital embrace.
    • Use of means to achieve pregnancy outside of the act of sexual intercourse.
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November 7, 2014

  • The bond between husband and wife is both conjugal and procreative.
  • Couples desiring to space the births of their children are called to use natural family planning, in which the couple willfully chooses not to block the life-giving power of the marital embrace.
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November 7, 2014

  • Threats to marriage include:
  • Adultery.
  • Divorce.
  • Cohabitation.
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November 7, 2014

  • Threats to marriage include:
  • Polygamy.
  • Same-sex unions.
for discussion
November 7, 2014For Discussion:
  • How can we as Catholics promote the Church’s vision of marriage in the public square?
  • Given so much difficulty that many experience in relationships, what is the ‘good news’ that the Church offers society in the area of marriage?
  • Read the excerpt from John Paul II’s ‘Novo Millennio Ineunte’ on pp. 415-416 of the USCCA. What happens to society and each one of us if the Church yield’s to cultural pressures?
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