The Catholic Church continues to teach that sexual love between a man and a woman is reserved to marriage. We find this teaching in the creation account of Genesis—Book 1, Chapter 1 of Sacred Scripture: First, God creates man in His own image and likeness, making them male and female Genesis Before the man and woman come together as husband and wife, and before they express their love as husband and wife, they are first blessed by God. This marital love signifies the vows freely exchanged between each other and thereby reflects the faithful, permanent, exclusive, and self-giving love they have promised to each other and to God.
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For over a decade, I taught a course on sexual ethics to undergraduates at Saint Louis University. Often those unfamiliar with Jesuit education assume my job would be difficult because of limits my Catholic context might place on course content. But I was never told what to teach or not teach. My greatest challenge has been helping students see questions of sexual ethics as both complicated and crucial to their becoming a person for and with others. Students often come to my class expecting to be presented with rules and easy answers for instance, no sex before marriage, no contraception, no same-sex relationships.
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Jump to navigation. Vatican City — Sex should be focused on love, not egotism or pleasure, according to the Vatican. Carlos Simon Vazquez, undersecretary of the Vatican department, in a statement released at the time. Films including "Batman" and "Superman" are referenced in the manual to illustrate the value of moral choices and righteousness, La Repubblica said.