Paragraph 1652

1652. “By its very nature the institution of marriage and married love is ordered to the procreation and education of the offspring and it is in them that it finds its crowning glory.”160

Children are the supreme gift of marriage and contribute greatly to the good of the parents themselves. God himself said: “It is not good that man should be alone,” and “from the beginning (he) made them male and female”; wishing to associate them in a special way in his own creative work, God blessed man and woman with the words: “Be fruitful and multiply.” Hence, true married love and the whole structure of family life which results from it, without diminishment of the other ends of marriage, are directed to disposing the spouses to cooperate valiantly with the love of the Creator and Savior, who through them will increase and enrich his family from day to day.161


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535. Why is there a universal call to prayer?

499. Why are artificial insemination and artificial fertilization immoral?

564. How are the saints guides for prayer?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

82. Why is Jesus called “Christ”?

102. How did God prepare the world for the mystery of Christ?


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What does the Bible say about the true source of comfort in times of trouble?

How can Ruth’s story, from widow to wife, inspire us to trust God and seek a fresh start in our lives?

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