To love God is something greater than to know Him. --St. Thomas Aquinas
Started by Kephapaulos, July 22, 2017, 11:59:47 PM
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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].
QuoteAfter their [Adam & Eve's] Fall, the relationship between them is transformed from a pure partnership of love to a relationship of sovereignty and subordination...
QuoteSubjection is twofold. One is servile, by virtue of which a superior makes use of a subject for his own benefit; and this kind of subjection began after sin. There is another kind of subjection which is called economic or civil, whereby the superior makes use of his subjects for their own benefit and good; and this kind of subjection existed even before sin. For good order would have been wanting in the human family if some were not governed by others wiser than themselves. So by such a kind of subjection woman is naturally subject to man, because in man the discretion of reason predominates. Nor is inequality among men excluded by the state of innocence, as we shall prove (q. 96 a. 3 ad 2).
QuoteMarriage and the religious life should not be set up as alternatives. Signs indicate that our time needs people who will lead a God-dedicated life "in the world"; this is certainly not to say, however, that conventual life is "outmoded."
QuoteIt was the Reformation which actually first recognized the value of family life in its rejection of virginity as an ideal.
Quote from: Kephapaulos on August 23, 2020, 04:58:24 PMI see where or how Pope St. John Paul II got his idea in the Theology of the Body concerning the relationship between husband and wife before and after the Fall.
Quote from: Kephapaulos on August 23, 2020, 04:58:24 PMWhat are some good titles that critique phenomenology, existentialism, and personalism?