Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Archbishop John J. Myers Pastoral Letter On The Sanctity Of Marriage

When Two Become One:

A Pastoral Teaching on the Definition, Purpose and Sanctity of Marriage

Marriage is as old as humankind. From the beginning, God created the human race in His own image and likeness. Sexual difference and complementarity have been present from the beginning as part of God’s creative plan. Equal in dignity but complementary in their sexual difference, men and women who are called to marriage are intended to form one-flesh unions. Thus, marriage can be seen as the “primordial sacrament” predating the Fall and surviving original sin. It provides the ideal context for children—citizens of the state and of the Kingdom—to be formed, nurtured and educated. It is therefore the fundamental building block of every society and of the Church, a matter of vital concern to both.

Archbishop John J. Myers, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has written an important and beautiful pastoral letter concerning the sanctity of marriage. I would urge all of you to print the letter - read it - and share it with your family, friends, and all your fellow citizens. Please, be sure that your parish family is aware of the letter and has access to it.

You can print the Archbishop's letter by clicking HERE

God bless !

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