Persona Humana: Declaration on Certain Questions Regarding Sexual Ethics
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Persona Humana: Declaration on Certain Questions Regarding Sexual Ethics

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"According to contemporary scientific research, the human person is so profoundly affected by sexuality that it must be considered as one of the factors which give to each individual's life the principal traits that distinguish it. In fact it is from sex that the human person receives the characteristics which, on the biological, psychological & spiritual levels, make...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 29th 1975 by Pauline Books & Media
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A lucid reiteration of what the Church has always taught since 33 AD.

What has changed in modernity? What change could change the moral law? Many argue that, because of improved methods of contraception, fornication is less uncharitable than it previously was. This may be true, but it does not follow from this that (1) it is not still gravely uncharitable, (2) it is not a privation of human purposes, (3) other, nonprocreative evils do not remain evils.

In fact, the importance attached to sexuality...more
Erik Graff
Jan 23, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students of Catholic teachings about sex and gender
Recommended to Erik by: Marilyn Balaban
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While teaching Sex Education to adolescent boys and girls at the Mission of Our Lady of Mercy in Chicago we employed materials from the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as books by noted sexologists. Our director, a former nun married to a former priest, had us read Persona Humana as well--the official position of the Catholic Church at that time regarding sex and sexuality. I presume this was as a sop to the administrations of Mercy Mission and of the Catholic high school which provid...more
This declaration is important. Every catholic should read it. Especially people who teach others about morality, sexuality or christianity. marked it as to-read
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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) (Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei), previously known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, and sometimes simply called the Holy Office is the oldest of the nine congregations of the Roman Curia. Among the most active of these major Curial departments, it oversees Catholic doctrine. The CDF is the modern name for what used to be th...more
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