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Explain how the Catholic service of marriage might influence the moral behaviour, attitudes, lifestyle and social practices of a follower of the Catholic faith today

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Coursework section 1 Explain how the Catholic service of marriage might influence the moral behaviour, attitudes, lifestyle and social practices of a follower of the Catholic faith today The Catholic service of marriage might influence the moral behaviour of a follower of the Catholic faith today by it can come through in the public declarations of the freedom to marry and the intention to the faithful, which are part of the Catholic ceremony. The statement, "Are you ready and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?" indicates that the couple are free to marry, that there is nothing and no one who can prevent such a giving. The statement, "Are you ready to love and honour each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives?" indicates that they will not leave their partner and be unfaithful to that person. The Public Declaration of the freedom in law and marry, which is demanded by law in all marriage ceremonies Influences a follower of the Catholic faith today. In this the couple each make the statement, "I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (name), may not be joined in matrimony to (name)." ...read more.


This statement is important because it is totally exclusive: it allows no loophole. Once the couple are married they stay married Nothing can be held back. The statement brings out the Catholic belief that marriage is life long, and it also reinforces the exclusivity of the marriage bond, regardless of what may happen. As people do not know what the future holds there is a huge amount of trust involved on the part of the couple in each other. The catholic service might influence the lifestyle of a follower of the Catholic faith today by the Christian lifestyle is monogamous, that there shall be one husband for each women, and one wife for each man. An important teaching of the Church is that the two individuals now become a couple: that the two become one, as it is written in the book of genesis: that the man shall leave his family and be united to his wife, and the two shall leave his family and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one. This is made plain in the declaration of the priest, quoting the words of Jesus, "What God has joined together, let no man asunder." ...read more.


It takes place in front of the assembled congregation. It is a life-long commitment, and cannot be broken except by the death of one of the partners. The law cannot declare that the sacrament is over. However, the law can end the contract and allow the couple to marry in a civic ceremony. However, it's not the same because Catholics see marriage as mirroring love of God for his people. The ceremony is accompanied by the giving of a ring, the symbol of eternity of marriage and its love, with the words, "(Name), take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"; and the signing of marriage register. Certainly, the demands made by the Church on her people are very different from those demands made by society. But then the service is seen as a sacrament, and the grace available from God here and every day, are enough for a couple to have the courage and strength to face each and everyday, and make a new start when the going gets touch, or gives them the courage to seek outside help when things appear to be going wrong. ...read more.

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