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Matrimony Chapter 15
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Marital infidelity, or sexual relations between two partners, at least one of whom is married to another party.
A total, faithful, exclusive, willing, and unitive love that is not only physical but also spiritual. As such, it desires children and is willing to suffer for the good of the other.
A marriage in which the spouses have engaged together in the conjugal act that is apt for the generation of offspring
The use of mechanical, chemical, or medical procedures to prevent conception from taking place as a result of sexual intercourse.
The claim that the indissoluble marriage bond validly entered into between man and woman is broken.
An ancient expression for the family, recognizing the parents as the first heralds of the faith to their children in both word and example
A man and a woman united in marriage together with their children, a domestic church, a community of faith, hope and charity
Incapable of being erased, destroyed or removed
An act of the will by which a man and a woman, through an irrevocable covenant, mutually give and accept each other, declaring their willingness to accept children
a covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between 2 baptized people, marriage is a sacrament
the practice of having more than one wife at a time
The formation of new life through a married couple's cooperation with God and in response to their vocation
What Sacrament joins a man and woman?
Sacrament of Matrimony
The Sacrament of Matrimony joins man and women in a __________________?
covenant for life
What twp reasons does the Sacrament of Matrimony joins a man and woman in a covenant for life?
1. the good of the spouses
2. procreation and education of children
How does the Sacrament of Matrimony help us achieve salvation?
1. Marrying helps each other get to heaven
2. Raise Christian children who will join them in Heaven some day
By ----------------, matrimony signifies the union of Christ and his church.
While there are many questions in life as to why two people are drawn to marry each other, why some couples can have kids and others cannot, or why some suffer more than others, our questions will be answered in our next life when________________________________________?
1. we meet the members of our family tree
2. We see how our family history unfolds as God knew it would
Where did God create marriage?
In the Garden of Eden
Why did God create marriage?
when he saw it was "not good that man should be alone"
What happened after the first sin of Adam and Eve?
the natural unity of husband and wife was disrupted
Due the the disruption of natural unity what happened to Adam and Eve?
they became ashamed of their nakedness in front of each other and God.
What did the shame Adam and Eve experienced replace?
their union and openness that God had intended
When Jesus made marriage a sacrament, he made what?
Special graces to married couples
What did the special graces Jesus gave married couples allow?
them to live as Christ wants them to live
Why is special grace needed?
To overcome the sinfulness that is active in the world
In the celebration of Matrimony, what should a couple first receive to be in God's grace at the start of a new life?
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Where does the Sacrament of Marriage take place?
Why does marriage take place at mass?
to be conferred by the couple upon each other with the minister acting as the Church's witness
What is the indispensable element of the Sacrament of Matriony?
a couple's promise to give themselves mutually and free to each other vowing to live in a covenant of faithful and fruitful love
What are two things that come from the indispensable element?
1. the couple agrees to a permanent, indissoluble union
2. openness to having children and to raise them in the Catholic faith
Who can receive the Sacrament of Marriage?
a baptized man and woman; free to contract marriage who freely express their consent
What does freely express their consent mean?
1. not being under constraint
2. not impeded by any natural or church law
What does the church require that a couple enter?
a liturgical celebration before an assembly of the faithful
What is the first effect of Matrimony?
permanent bond between spouses.
Once consummated, the permanent bond is?
guaranteed by God and can never be dissolved
Christ gives the grace to be able to make?
a total gift of self to the other person
What does the Christ's grace enable the couple?
1. perfect their love
2. strengthen the indissolubility of the marriage
3. welcome children
4. attain holiness
5. take up their crosses and follow Him
6. forgive one another
What are the 3 parties to a marriage?
the couple and God
What adds to strength to a marriage?
How does conjugal love strengthen a marriage?
it involves the total person, conjugal love may be practiced only between husband and wife
Why is family important in the domestic church?
its the first place children will receive instruction in the life of God.
Most of the knowledge children receive in not ____________ but ____________________
What do children observe to learn?
they see the love with which parents live out their commitment to each other and to God
A family centered on Christ will handle __________________________ more easily?
A family that endures its trials with a Christian attitude_____________________?
draw them closer together
What often happens in marriages where Christ is not the head?
afflicted with discord, infidelity, jealousy and conflict
When does marriages often become afflicted?
When one or both parties refuse the sacraments, there will be no grace
What three things signify genuine love?
faithful, fruitful, and forever
What are sins that work against the aspects of love?
5. trial marriage
Why does God give sacramental graces to married couple?
Because he is the creator adn a party in every marriage
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