How does the Christian family show the Savior’s living presence in the world?

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The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through (1) the mutual love of the husband and wife, (2) the spouses’ generous fruitfulness, (3) their fidelity and unity, and (4) the loving relationships among its members. 1. The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through the mutual love of husband and wife. The …

Who are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony?

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The spouses themselves are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony, which takes place in a public liturgy of the Church, usually during Holy Mass. In the presence of the assisting bishop, priest, or deacon, and of the witnesses, the spouses express their personal and lasting consent to one another. The sacrament is begun in the mutual promises between husband …

In what ways can we see the dignity of the Sacrament of Matrimony?

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We see the dignity of the sacrament in the fact that the spouses (1) share their lives together in Christ’s grace, and (2) imitate the love Christ has for His Church. 1. The spouses share their lives together in Christ’s grace. In the Sacrament of Matrimony, Our Lord comes to live with the spouses, to give them His grace, and …

What do Christian spouses commit themselves to do in the Sacrament of Matrimony?

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In this sacrament, Christian spouses consecrate themselves to God in order to: (1) uphold the dignity of marriage and (2) fulfill its duties. 1. In this sacrament, Christian spouses consecrate themselves to God in order to uphold the dignity of marriage. The dignity of sacramental marriage is seen in mutual fulfillment, through sacrificial love for one another, and in the …

Why did God institute marriage?

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God instituted marriage in order for spouses to: (1) bring children into the world and educate them in the truths of God’s kingdom, and (2) promote and deepen their love for one another. 1. God instituted marriage in order for spouses to bring children into the world and to educate them in the truths of God’s kingdom. The greatest gift …

How long does the bond of sacramental marriage last?

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The bond of sacramental marriage lasts until death, the death of one of the spouses. The marital bond is rooted in the conjugal covenant of personal consent, whereby spouses give themselves to each other and accept one another. A relationship arises which, by God’s will, is a lasting one. This bond no longer depends on human decisions alone. Marriage is …

What are some examples of partial indulgences?

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The following are examples of actions that meet one of the conditions for gaining a partial indulgence (also see question 214): (a) If one of the faithful, while doing his duty and bearing the burdens of life, lifts his heart to God with humble trust, adding, if only mentally, a pious invocation; or (b) if he, with a spirit of …

What is the purpose of conjugal love and family life?

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Conjugal love, and the family life which results from it, have this purpose: that the married couple be ready to cooperate generously with the love of the Creator and the Savior, Who through them will increase and enrich His own family day by day. The most complete expression of the unity of the spouses is the sexual act, the fulfillment …

What is the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders (1) makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest, (2) entrusts them with a ministry of special service in the Church, and (3) provides them the sacred power to fulfill this ministry. 1. The Sacrament of Holy Orders makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest. Holy Orders is the act …

What is every family’s calling?

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Every family’s calling is to share their lives with one another, with deep love and respect according to the Will of God. The family, or the domestic church, is the most sacred of all societies. In His love for us, God gives us life and the care we need as children through our parents. Character, beliefs, thoughts, and virtues should …