The Very Purpose of Love and Marriage

Matthew 19:3-12


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“Mutual self-giving of the spouses,

Together with the procreation and

Education of children calls for

Indissolubility” of marriage.


From Vatican II, we also know that

“Thus a man and a woman, who by their

Compact of conjugal love ‘are no long-

er two, but one flesh’ render mutual

Help and service to each other through an

Intimate union of their persons and

Their actions…the good of the children

Impose total fidelity on the

Spouses and…an unbreakable oneness…”


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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