Unit 11: Theme A - Religion, Relationships & Family (Key Quotes)


Genesis 1: 27-28

"So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply'."

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Mark 10: 6-9

"From the beginning... 'God made them male and female'. 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'."

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Human Vitae 11

"Each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life."

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"In Christianity, the body, pleasure and ****** joy enjoy a high status ... But pleasure is not an end in itself."

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Youcat 407

"Because love is so great, so sacred, and so unique, the Church teaches young people to wait until they are married before they start to have sexual relations."

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

"Adultery is an injustice. He who commits adultery fails in his commitment."

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

"Love seeks to be definitive; it cannot be an arrangement 'until further notice'."

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The Creed

"The Son is consubstantial with the Father."

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The Marriage Promises

"I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, take you to be my lawful wedded husband / wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part."

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"Because God himself forms the bond of sacramental marriage, it is binding until the death of one of the partners."

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Jesus in Mark 10

"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her."

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Catechism of the Catholic Church 1650

"The Church maintains that a new union cannot be recognised as valid, if the first marriage was."

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"A Christian married couple may and should be responsible in using the gift and privilege of transmitting life."

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Familiaris Consortio - A Magisterial Documentation

"The Christian family is the first community called to announce the Gospel to the human person."

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St. Paul - Ephesians 5:21 & 6: 1-4

"Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord ... Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her ... Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honour your Father & Mother' ... Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

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"The fact that God in Jesus willed to be born into a human family and to grow up in it has made the family a place where God is present and a prototype of a helping community."

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Familiaris Consortio - A Magisterial Documentation

"While it must be recognised that women have the same right as men to perform various public functions, society must be structured in such a way that wives and mothers are not in practice made to work outside the home."

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St. Paul - Galatians 3: 28

"There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."

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Adam's Word in Genesis 2

"This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh."

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Catechism of the Catholic Church 372

"Man and woman were made 'for each other' - Not that God left them half-made or incomplete: he created them to be a communion of persons, in which each can be a "helpmate" to the other, for they are equal as persons ... and complementary as masculine and feminine."

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"Equality does not mean uniformity."

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Catechism of the Catholic Church 1627

"The consent in a 'human act by which the partners mutually give themselves to each other' : 'I take you to be my wife' - 'I take you to be my husband.' This consent that binds the spouses to each other finds its fulfilment in the two 'becoming one flesh'."

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Mulieris Dignitatem 10

"The personal resources of femininity are certainly no less than the resources of masculinity; they are merely different."

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Pope Francis

"They (women) have the same rights. The disparity is a pure scandal."

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Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church 29

"Labour should be structured in such a way that women do not have to pay for their advancement by abandoning what is specific to them."

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Leviticus 18:22

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination."

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Pope Francis

"If a person is gay and seeks God ... Who am I to judge?"

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Mark 10: 9

"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

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Matthew 22: 39

"You shall love your neighbour as yourself."

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