The Very Purpose of Love and Marriage
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 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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