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The Catholic Church in World Affairs The Catholic Church in World Affairs
As one of the most ancient and extensive institutions in the modern age, the Catholic Church has had and continues to exert a significant influence on diverse world...

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Family and Sexuality Family and Sexuality
With families forming the backbone of its communities, the Catholic Church has been a vocal proponent of the traditional family and healthy boundaries on sexual activities....
The Catholic Church in US Politics The Catholic Church in US Politics
With nearly a quarter of citizens of the United States professing to be Catholic, the Catholic Church has continued and expanded efforts to shape both the opinions of...

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Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan

November 17, 2009
The US bishops’ pastoral letter is an investigation of the sacrament of marriage using biblical and theological principles and a call for a collective reaffirmation of its integrity following perceived attacks upon the institution. In the face of contemporary secular trends that diminish the sanctity of marriage, the bishops argue that a declining care for the holiness of marriage leads to divorce and the widespread belief that the institution itself may be obsolete, or at least a private matter that bears no impact on the social order. Nonetheless, the bishops suggest that the effects of diminishing matrimony are worse for society than commonly believed. The document also makes a point of affirming monogamy, nuptial indissolubility, and the hetero-normative definition of marriage.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is a national assembly of Roman Catholic bishops in the United States who cooperate to address major social issues, coordinate charitable and educational efforts, interact with other...