Post Unit Reflection
Sexual Relationships and Intimacy & Catholic Teachings.
Catholic Church Teachings on Sexual Intimacy
Sexual intimacy finds its fullness in the commitment of a marriage and relationship.
Sexual intimacy includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human person.
Sexual acts have two functions: They are both unitive and procreative.
Unitive: means the couple are brought together in special way through intercourse.
Procreative: means that sexual intercourse has the potential to start a new life or baby.
Homosexual acts cannot be procreative.
Sexual acts must respect the dignity of each person.
Marriage in the Catholic Church
We are created with dignity and worth that gives us rights, responsibilities and uniqueness.
Every human act, sexual or otherwise should enhance and reflect the image, dignity and respect of individuals.
Of the need to maintain standards, to protect and promote these values.
Our Faith Community Understands
While church laws and teachings serve the community and present values and standards for all, each individual must conscientiously live one's faith in real life situations.
The Spirit of God is within each one of us.