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Roman Catholic Alan Keyes vs Barack Obama on gay marriage

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Ivan Tomas
Doctrine of Christian marriage - The Sacrament of Matrimony

For Christian understanding of marriages, the Old Testament Book of Tobit is extremely important. Especially those warnings given by Archangel Rafael to Tobit 6, 16-17, and Tobit 6, 22.

In the Vulgate this is what Tobit 6, 16-17 says:


"Tunc angelus Raphael dixit ei: Audi me, et ostendam tibi qui sunt, quibus praevalere potest daemoniu…More
Doctrine of Christian marriage - The Sacrament of Matrimony

For Christian understanding of marriages, the Old Testament Book of Tobit is extremely important. Especially those warnings given by Archangel Rafael to Tobit 6, 16-17, and Tobit 6, 22.

In the Vulgate this is what Tobit 6, 16-17 says:


"Tunc angelus Raphael dixit ei: Audi me, et ostendam tibi qui sunt, quibus praevalere potest daemonium. Hi namque qui coniugium ita suscipiunt, ut Deum a se et a sua mente excludant, et suae libidini ita vacent, sicut equus et mulus, quibus non est intellectus -- habet potestatem daemonium super eos."

("Then the angel Raphael said to him: Hear me, and I will shew thee who they are, over whom the devil can prevail.
For they who in such manner receive matrimony, as to shut out God from themselves, and from their mind, and to give themselves to their lust, as the horse and mule, which have not understanding, over them the devil hath power.")


I think that, according these words, we can well judge how much today there are marriages over which the devil's rules. Is it weird then that there are so many divorces?

Another important point came from those words from Tob 6, 22, which in the Vulgate are:


"accipies virginem cum timore Domini, amore filiorum magis quam libidine ductus"

("thou shalt take the virgin with the fear of the Lord, moved rather for love of children [offspring] than for lust")

This places from Tobit are cited by the Catechism of the Council of Trent in the chapter about marriage (when talking about the reasons why men and women enter into the sacrament of marriage), and remarks:

"Atque una etiam haec causa fuit cur Deus ab initio matrimonium instituerit. Quare fit ut illorum sit scelus gravissimum, qui matrimonio iuncti, medicamentis vel conceptum impediunt vel partum abigunt: haec enim homicidarum impia conspiratio existimanda sit."

("And this is also one reason why God established from the beginning the marriage. For this reason, it is the most difficult crime of those who, together in marriage, are preventing conception, or doing abortion: this should be considered as evil conspiracy of the killers.")

It is worth repeating here again the purpose of marriage according to the Code of Canon Law from 1917 (Can. 1013 § 1):

"Matrimonii finis primarius est procreatio atque educatio prolis; secundarius mutuum adiutorium et remedium concupiscentiae."

( "The first purpose of marriage is procreation and raising children; second, the mutual help of a spouses, and a cure against the lust.")

As you probably know, the modernist heretics (especially Cardinal Suenens) took a real war against this doctrine, at the Second Vatican Council. Unfortunately, the progressives have partly succeeded in putting some ambiguity into some documents.

A result of this is the new Code of Canon Law which came in 1983., which has mixed purposes of marriage, so that puts an abstract concept of "common good of the spouses" in front of the procreation and raising children!
Peter4God
Ironically, probably not a friend of blm
LionsOnTheBeach
Another Conciliar revision: Gaudium et Spes laid the groundwork for the '83 Code to dismantle the hierarchy of purposes of marriage:

'17 Code
Canon 1013 §1. The primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children; its secondary end is mutual help and the allaying of concupiscence.

'83 Code
1055 §1. The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman establish themselves a partner…More
Another Conciliar revision: Gaudium et Spes laid the groundwork for the '83 Code to dismantle the hierarchy of purposes of marriage:

'17 Code
Canon 1013 §1. The primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children; its secondary end is mutual help and the allaying of concupiscence.

'83 Code
1055 §1. The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman establish themselves a partnership of their whole life, and which of its own very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and the procreation and upbringing of children, has, between the baptized, been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
I_am_a_Disciple
Alan Keyes is light years beyond the reporter in terms of intellect, so all the reporter can do is interrupt like a little rebellious teenager...
Alex A
Just how refreshing it is to hear the correct definition of marriage, as intended by The Almighty and our first Civil authorities, articulated with clarity. Bravo Alan Keyes. p.s. Noticed that Barack had the decency not to try to interject.
I_am_a_Disciple
Yes indeed, but Obama didn't seem pleased at what he was hearing in my reading of his body language...