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2361. “Sexuality, by means of which man and woman give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses, is not something simply biological, but concerns the innermost being of the human person as such. It is realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and woman commit themselves totally to one another until death.”142

Tobias got out of bed and said to Sarah, “Sister, get up, and let us pray and implore our Lord that he grant us mercy and safety.” So she got up, and they began to pray and implore that they might be kept safe. Tobias began by saying, “Blessed are you, O God of our fathers…. You made Adam, and for him you made his wife Eve as a helper and support. From the two of them the race of mankind has sprung. You said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; let us make a helper for him like himself.’ I now am taking this kinswoman of mine, not because of lust, but with sincerity. Grant that she and I may find mercy and that we may grow old together.” and they both said, “Amen, Amen.” Then they went to sleep for the night.143


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

335. What are the effects of the sacrament of Holy Orders?

563. How does the Church pray to Mary?

540. What is the importance of the Psalms in prayer?

358. What is the root of human dignity?

462. Are family bonds an absolute good?

145. What does the Spirit do in the Church?

83. In what sense is Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Understanding God’s Wrath – Habakkuk 1:2-4

Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

What does the statement “God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” in 1 John 1:9 mean?

How can Christ’s return be a comfort in the midst of pain, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18?

Understanding God’s sovereignty through the Psalms (Psalm 33:6-9)

The Dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem: Analysis of the Ceremony (1 Chronicles 22-29)