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Quote from: Kephapaulos on July 22, 2017, 11:59:47 PMWhat are Dietrich van Hildebrand best works that are safe to read?
Quote from: Hildebrand's contreceptive mentalityAs marriage is, in its nature, principally a communion of love, so the meaning of physical consummation is not restricted to its function as a means of procreation. ... But this primary end is not the only meaning of the physical act. Subjectively speaking, it is not even its primary meaning.
Quote from: Hildebrand's errors regarding the nature of the sacrament of marriageThe marital embrace - a sacrament - has its own value, but to choose to sever it from the fruitfulness that God has linked to it, is a grave sin which inevitably saps the beauty of the mutual self-donation of the spouses.
Quote from: Hildebrand's equation of the marital embrace with the sacramentThe marital embrace is the sacrament, not procreation.
Quote from: Pope Pius XIlet Us sum it all up by quoting once more the words of St. Augustine: "As regards the offspring it is provided that they should be begotten lovingly and educated religiously," - and this is also expressed succinctly in the Code of Canon Law - "[Canon 1013:] The primary end of marriage is the procreation and the education of children."
Quote from: St. Thomas Aquinassince by marriage certain persons are directed to one begetting and upbringing of children [primary end], and again to one family life, it is clear that in matrimony there is a joining in respect of which we speak of husband and wife; and this joining, through being directed to some one thing, is matrimony; while the joining together of bodies and minds is a result of matrimony [secondary ends].