Roman Catholic attitudes towards sex outside of marriage

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What is pre-marital sex referred to as? And what is it considered to be?
Fornication. It is considered to be a mortal sin, requiring one to go to confession before they are allowed to take part in holy communion again.
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What do Catholics believe is vital within a marriage?
Commitment and faithfulness. Fidelity expresses consistency in keeping one's given word. God is faithful. To show faith to your marriage is to show faith to your god.
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How is adultery punished?
It will lead to punishment from God, maybe not in the present but in our future. "our happiness and sorrow throughout eternity depends on the way we now obey him"
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What do Catholics see the purpose of sex to be?
Procreation - Links to Natural law and the idea that humans are on earth to protect it and ensure its continued existence, this can be done through procreation
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