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1653 The fruitfulness of conjugal love extends to the fruits of the moral, spiritual, and supernatural life that parents hand on to their children by education. Parents are the principal and first educators of their children. 164 In this sense the fundamental task of marriage and family is to be at the service of life. 165

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PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

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SECTION TWO: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

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CHAPTER THREE: THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF COMMUNION

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ARTICLE 7: THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

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V. THE GOODS AND REQUIREMENTS OF CONJUGAL LOVE

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164 Cf. GE 3.

165 Cf. FC 28.

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