7 – Many young adults prefer to live together without getting married. It’s necessary to draw near to them

It’s no novelty that the enemies of the Holy Church try to manipulate the words of the ecclesiastical hierarchy in favor of their own illegitimate interests.
After all, the influence of pastors over souls is considered excessive by those who would like a world without God. So, they try to deviate it from its true objective: in the last few decades, it has been increasingly common to see this attempted with the teachings of the Popes. But, with God’s help, the truth has always triumphed: clear statements have shed light on this era in which the distinction between good and evil seems ever more blurred. Brave pronouncements, such as those of Paul VI, John Paul II, or more recently, Benedict XVI, have disregarded the world’s scorn and gone against the tide of generalized relativism.

And Catholics have heartily welcomed these pronouncements, for we are really in need of convictions based on the immortal rock of the Church’s faith.

One of the topics that most requires this clarity is that of family morals, frequently attacked on all fronts. That’s why there is nothing better than learning how to avoid imprecise expressions…Let’s take a look at what examples we have received in this regard, on one hand from Francis, and on the other from the former Pontiffs.

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Teachings of the Magisterium

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Sacred Scripture

Rom 12:2

John Paul II

The danger of blurring the boundaries between the Church and world; and the duty to announce the truth without ambiguity
The Church’s motherhood can never be separated from her teaching mission - She should never hide true morality
The solution for moral relativism is found in the integrity of Jesus Christ’s message
The best pastoral proposal for the family presupposes doctrinal clarity and nonconformity with opinions in vogue
In face of de facto free unions: urgency of a pastoral ministry that seeks regularization

Benedict XVI

Jesus’ mercy was not expressed by putting moral law in parentheses - mercy does not change the nature of sin and demands correspondence

Pius X

Neutrality before the onslaughts of the world is cowardice

Vatican Council II (Ecumenical XXI)

Inescapable obligation of forming young people according to true conjugal morals

Leo XIII

The Church, always and everywhere, used her power to preserve the sanctity of marriage
Marriage was instituted by the authority and command of God – Christ gave to His Church legislative and judicial power with regard to the bond of union

Pius IX

Any union other than matrimony, even if contracted under the civil law, is nothing else than concubinage

Congregation for the Doctrine for the Faith

Union outside marriage profanes the temple of the Holy Spirit

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