Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New Evangelizers Post: On the Necessity of Marriage

I have a new article up at


When Pope Paul VI wrote his (now in hindsight) prophetic work Humanae Vitae, he made clear that marriage is not simply a societal institution or norm.  Marriage is a part of God’s plan for humanity.

This is an important point for us today.  More and more people are eschewing marriage entirely because they fail to see its purpose.  Or some are trying to redefine marriage so as to include lifestyles that are contrary to the Gospel.  Marriage and its modes and practices is looked at as the old order, whereas the more modern and enlightened can carry on just fine without it.  In other words, marriage appears unnecessary.

But Paul VI was absolutely correct.  Marriage is necessary for the human species.

You can read the whole think here

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