ARCANUM DIVINAE SAPIENTIAE. Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, published in , on the sacrament of matrimony. Its main thesis is that the marriage contract. Marriage, and its basis in natural law, is addressed by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Arcanum divinae sapientia. This encyclical was published. Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae Christian Marriage Encyclical Letter Pope Leo XIII [ Pope Leo XIII] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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They are bound, namely, to have such feelings for one another as to cherish always very great mutual love, to be ever faithful to their marriage vow, and to give one another an unfailing and unselfish help. For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth srcanum cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the Church; because we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

Now is the time, they say, for the heads of the State to vindicate their rights unflinchingly, and to do their best to settle all that relates to marriage according as to them seems good. Marriage also can do much for the good of families, for, so long as it is conformable to nature and in accordance with the counsels of God, it has power to strengthen union of heart in the parents; to secure the holy education of children; to temper the authority of the father by the example of the divine authority; to render diginae obedient to their parents and servants obedient to their masters.

Next, the dignity of the sacrament must be considered, for through addition of the sacrament the marriages of Christians have become far the noblest of all matrimonial unions. For it began with the beginning of the rational creature and does not vary with time. Les Judaeorum est bona in quantum est fundamentum Lex Christianorum; sed Lex Christianorum est melior in quantum est completa; sed dico quod Lex Saracenorum sit falsa et erronea.

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Pius X, Notre charge apostolique. In such arrangement and harmony is found not only the best line of action for each power, but also the most opportune and efficacious method of helping men in all that pertains to their life here, and to their hope of salvation hereafter.

Francis of Assisi 1 St. I’m reading Nelson’s work right now. The dignity of the one is exalted, and so long as religion is its guide it will never rule unjustly; while the other receives help of protection and defence for the public good of the faithful.

Many at the present time would fain have those laws reenacted, because they wish God and His Church to be altogether exiled and excluded from the midst of human society, madly thinking that in such laws a final remedy must be sought for that moral corruption which is advancing with rapid strides.

For He healed the wounds which the sin of our first father had inflicted on the divvinae race; He divinaw all men, by nature children of wrath, into favor with God; He led to the light of truth men wearied out by longstanding errors; He renewed to every virtue those who were weakened by lawlessness of every kind; and, giving them again an inheritance of neverending bliss, He added a sure hope that their mor tal and perishable bodies should one day be partakers of immortality and of the glory of heaven.

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Wondrous, indeed, was the extent of dignity, arcabum, and goodness which thus accrued to the State as well as to the family.


Biff Henderson rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Moreover, plurality of wives and husbands, as well as divorce, caused the nuptial bond to be relaxed exceedingly.

Alphonsus Liguori 1 St.

Hence, too, sprang up the greatest confusion as to the mutual sapientoae and duties of husbands and wives, inasmuch as a man assumed right of dominion over his wife, ordering her to go about her business, often without any just cause; while he was himself at liberty “to run headlong with impunity into lust, unbridled and unrestrained, in houses of ill-fame and amongst his female slaves, as if the dignity of the persons sinned with, and not the will of the sinner, made the guilt.

Albert the Great 2 St.

Still less could anyone dapientiae this to be the case, when the law of the Church was sometimes so divergent from the civil law that Ignatius the Martyr, 36 Justin, 37 Athenagoras, 38 and Tertullian 39 publicly denounced arcanuk unjust and adulterous certain marriages which had been sanctioned by imperial law. Hence, not only individual men, but also the whole mass of the human race, have in every respect received no small degree of worthiness.

Care also must be taken that they do not easily saoientiae into marriage with those who are not Catholics; for, when minds do not agree as to the observances of religion, it is scarcely possible to hope for agreement in other things. That the judgment of the Council of Jerusalem reprobated licentious and free love, 20 we all know; as also that the incestuous Corinthian was condemned by the authority of blessed Paul.

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I agree we do not live in a “traditional Western” culture. But, now, there is a spreading wish to supplant natural and divine law by human law; and hence has begun a gradual extinction of that most excellent ideal of marriage which nature herself had impressed on the soul of man, and sealed, as it were, with her own seal. Innocent III, therefore, and Honorius III, our predecessors, affirmed not falsely nor rashly that a sacrament of marriage existed ever amongst the faithful and unbelievers.

Mr Roi September 21, at All the best, -[[Ana]]- PS. I had always noticed how the commonwealthmen and Puritans relied on the Old Testament as if in seeming disregard of Christ’s supervening revelation, as if we were still under an aera sub lege. It must consequently be acknowledged that the Church has deserved exceedingly well of all nations by her ever watchful care in guarding the sanctity and the indissolubility of marriage.


With equal earnestness let us ask the princes of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, the destroyers of heresies, the sowers of the seed of truth, to save the human race by their powerful patronage from the deluge of errors that is surging afresh. The true origin of marriage, venerable brothers, is well known to all. In very truth, the Christian religion thought of and provided for all things which are held to be advantageous in a State; so much so, indeed, that, according to St.

Don’t blame the West! Outside and Inside the Hous I have not gotten to some of the other issues egalitarianism and tolerancebut in the area of anti-monarchism, I think Nelson is spot on. Albert’s De bono and the Natural Law 1 St.

Furthermore, the Christian perfection and completeness of marriage are not comprised in those sapientize only which have been mentioned. These many and glorious fruits were ever the product of marriage, so long as it retained those gifts of holiness, unity, and indissolubility from which proceeded all its fertile and saving power; nor can anyone doubt but that it would always have brought forth such fruits, at all times and in all places, had it been under the power and guardianship of the Church, the trustworthy preserver and protector of these gifts.

Savio rated it it was amazing Mar 19, But, while earnestly exhorting all to a friendly union of will, and beseeching God, the Prince of peace, to infuse a love of concord into all hearts, We cannot, venerable brothers, refrain from urging you more and more to fresh earnestness, and zeal, and watchfulness, though we know that these are already very great.

Does no one see the arrogance of the State–its legislators, its judges, or its people– in suggesting that it has such authority? Hence, among those, marriages were commonly celebrated with religious ceremonies, under the authority of pontiffs, and with the ministry of priests.

Musings of a Pertinacious Papist. He bore witness to the Jews and to His Apostles that marriage, from its institution, should exist between two only, that is, between one man and one woman; that of two they are made, so to say, one flesh; and that the marriage bond is by the will of God so closely and strongly made fast that no man may dissolve it or render it asunder.

As regards children, they ought to submit to the parents and obey them, and give them honor for conscience’ sake; while, on the other hand, parents are bound to give all care and watchful thought to the education of their offspring and their virtuous bringing up: You CAN rebuild that passion you felt for one another when you first kissed.

Searching for a Universal Ethic: It was Sapiengiae Marx that called for the destruction of the family unitnot a European. Albert the Great’s De bono 2 St.

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