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Marital love is ‘marked by fidelity, indissolubility, unity and openness to life,’ Pope says in major Irish address

August 27, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: In his address to the Festival of Families at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Pope Francis discussed holiness and forgiveness. Referring to “the grandeur of Jesus’ teaching about fidelity in marriage,” he said that “far from a cold legal obligation, it is above all a powerful promise of God’s own fidelity to his word and his unfailing grace.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 27, 2018 10:45 PM ET USA

    Any creed that allows divorce must view marriage as a cold legal obligation. A contract is a legal obligation executed at arm's length which can be revoked under specified circumstances. Marriage in the Catholic Church is called the Sacrament of Matrimony. It is a covenant, a promise which can be betrayed, but never broken once consummated.