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Part Three

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rticle

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THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

You shall not commit adultery.

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You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit

adultery.” But I say to you that every one who looks at a

woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her

in his heart.

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I.

“M

ale and

F

emale

H

e

C

reated

T

hem

. . .”

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“God is love and in himself he lives a mystery of personal

loving communion. Creating the human race in his own image . . . ,

God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the

vocation,

and

thus the capacity and responsibility,

of love

and communion.”

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“God created man in his own image . . . male and female

he created them”;

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He blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and

multiply”;

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“When God created man, he made him in the likeness

of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and

named them Man when they were created.”

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Sexuality

affects all aspects of the human person in the

unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the

capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the

aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.

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Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and ac­

cept his sexual

identity.

Physical, moral, and spiritual

difference

and

complementarity

are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the

flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society

depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs,

and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.

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Ex

20:14;

Deut

5:18.

114

Mt

5:27-28.

115

FC

11.

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Gen

1:27.

117

Gen

1:28.

118

Gen

5:1-2.

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