Friday, November 12, 2010

Pope: The Family is Under Attack by New Ideologies

ROME, November 11, 2010 ( – The family is under sustained attack from new ideologies that “trivialize the human body,” and distort the purpose and meaning of marriage, Pope Benedict XVI said in a document released by the Vatican today.
In the document, called an Apostolic Exhortation, Benedict wrote that “In the face of widespread confusion … and the rise of ways of thinking which trivialize the human body and sexual differentiation, the word of God re-affirms the original goodness of the human being, created as man and woman and called to a love which is faithful, reciprocal and fruitful.”
The objective reality of marriage being between one man and one woman, he said, was codified by Christ Himself, who elevated “to the dignity of a sacrament what was inscribed in human nature from the beginning.”

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