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Casti Connubii, or On Christian Marriage is the essential papal encyclical on marriage, the family and society. With an insightful commentary by Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P....

Title : Casti Connubii: On Christian Marriage
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ISBN : 9780819814883
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Number of Pages : 72 Pages
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Casti Connubii: On Christian Marriage Reviews

  • April
    2019-04-29 02:42

    This should be required reading for all those considering marriage, and, for the priest who is giving them marriage prep. The encyclical is too deep and far reaching to do it justice here, but suffice it to say that one could, and should, study it in depth and put its wise words into practice.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-26 08:52

    Well written, of course, and so thorough. Can't beat Mama Church writings. :)

  • Grace
    2019-05-15 04:47

    So beautiful! This should be a required reading for engaged couples!

  • Jaime Krause
    2019-04-25 00:56

    This is a fascinating encyclical on Christian marriage. One reviewer said that this should be required for marriage prep. I agree - and not just for Catholics, but any Christians looking to be married. It touches on deep issues like:- Why divorce is considered wrong, when the sacramental union is still overall intact (that is, when there has been no abuse or anything else that would go against the vows).- What it means for a wife to "subject" to the husband. Paragraphs 27 & 28 sum this up beautifully:27. This subjection, however, does not deny or take away the liberty which fully belongs to the woman both in view of her dignity as a human person, and in view of her most noble office as wife and mother and companion; nor does it bid her obey her husband's every request if not in harmony with right reason or with the dignity due to wife; nor, in fine, does it imply that the wife should be put on a level with those persons who in law are called minors, to whom it is not customary to allow free exercise of their rights on account of their lack of mature judgment, or of their ignorance of human affairs. But it forbids that exaggerated liberty which cares not for the good of the family; it forbids that in this body which is the family, the heart be separated from the head to the great detriment of the whole body and the proximate danger of ruin. For if the man is the head, the woman is the heart, and as he occupies the chief place in ruling, so she may and ought to claim for herself the chief place in love.28. Again, this subjection of wife to husband in its degree and manner may vary according to the different conditions of persons, place and time. In fact, if the husband neglect his duty, it falls to the wife to take his place in directing the family. But the structure of the family and its fundamental law, established and confirmed by God, must always and everywhere be maintained intact .- The dangers of contraception to a spiritual bond.- When a woman is considered sterile/barren, she is still in a sacramental union, even though many argue that the 'purpose of marriage is to produce children.' But if children don't/can't exist, then the purpose of marriage falls back to the utter basics - to love each other and be witnesses to God's word as a team.- Why abortion is considered to be a heinous and murderous act.- The necessity and urgency to properly teach children of the sanctity of marriage as well as what marriage entails so that they are prepared to be husbands and wives who share responsibilities, not only seeking out personal and selfish pleasures.- The importance of ensuring the person you are marrying will help you to lead a Christian life and will not cause you to stray from the path of goodness.

  • Michal Čop
    2019-05-09 02:42

    Čítal som v českom preklade. Je určite lepší ako Slovenský.Encyklika je o kresťanskom manželstve.Zo začiatku sa to čítalo ťažšie, jednak preto, že je to písané archaickým jazykom (napísané v roku 1930) a jednak preto, že sa to začína tou ťažšou, teologickou pasážou. Som však veľmi rád, že tieto počiatočné problémy ma neodradili a dočítal som to zdarne do konca. Encyklika je veľmi dobre napísaná čo do obsahu i štruktúry, ktorá je jasne viditeľná vďaka čomu sa dá celkom ľahko pochopiť. Pápež v nej ukazuje 3 dobrá kresťanského manželstva- deti, vernosť a svätosť. Najprv ich charakterizuje, neskôr ukazuje ako na nich spoločnosť útočí a na záver dáva rady ako týmto útokom odolať.Je priam neskutočné ako pápež už v roku 1930 dokázal predpokladať, čo nás v budúcnosti (teda dnes) čaká. Z tohto pohľadu sa jedná priam o prorocký dokument.Tento text je veľmi dobrý do diskusie, pretože sa v ňom nachádza veľa tém (podriadenosť ženy mužovi, emancipácia žien, zmiešané manželstvá, mužov plat má stačiť na uživenie rodiny, žena by nemala pracovať...), ktoré môžeme dnes chápať ako kontroverzné.Ďalšie témy, ktorým sa encyklika venuje sú potraty, sterilizácie, antikoncepcia, sexuálna morálka, rozvody a podobne. Všetko zaujímavé veci do diskusie.V otázkach sexuality je lepšie pozrieť sa na novšie encykliky, či iné dokumenty cirkvi ako Humane Vitae, Teológia tela... no táto encyklika je super na sociálne otázky manželstva.

  • Cris
    2019-05-01 04:54

    This is good to read again and again with other encyclicals like Mulieris and Humanae Vita. To read it is to be convicted of the prophetic not just in that simplified way in which most people use it but also in the larger sense. It is also to discover that the Augustinian words were no mere tissue of pretty words. (Its been said Benedict is also more Augustinian) Pause and ponder "conceived in love". I daily reflect how little I know of love and make common purpose with Margaret Redi to borrow some love.

  • Michael Joosten
    2019-04-24 04:00

    Well, I'm not sure it's actually the first time I "read" it--I know I encountered it, and I probably read some if not all of it back in 2010, but it's the first reread since then anyway.Also, it feels weird to review Papal Encyclicals...

  • Anna
    2019-05-03 02:46

    A truly brilliant papal letter on the benefits, trials and how to foster a holy marriage. Pius XI also speaks to the attacks on marriage, which are just as applicable today as they were back then. Highly recommended.

  • Tk
    2019-05-19 07:51

    Kind of boring. One little paragraph on dating (115). Most was about the evils in the world today surrounding marriage.

  • Chris
    2019-05-11 01:00

    Finished reading it a second time (Jan. 2017) Even better the second time through. May be even more important now than it was in 1930.

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  • Hannah
    2019-05-09 04:55

    Read for school over the summer. :)

  • Kevin de Ataíde
    2019-05-11 05:56

    Calls out the errors of the day challenging marriage and family. Already may be seen the beginnings of the moral anarchy of postmodernism. This document from 1930 has a prophetic air.