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What do Catholics believe...?

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Re coursework-What do Catholics believe...? About sex? According to many people today having sex is only for pleasure. This is not the Christian view. Christians believe sex should be pleasurable, but only in marriage, where it is very important according to the Catholic Church, which says that a couple are not truly married until they consummate their marriage which means having sex. Christian teachings say that sex should result in children. But these are not the only purposes of sex. According to Christians, who believe sex should also be: A special act of love between a man and a woman to produce a child and to show that they belong to one another. ...read more.


Life is sacred because God is involved in the creation of life, and therefore taking a life is wrong which is why Catholics are againsed murder and abortion. "Life must be protected with the utmost care, from the moment of contraception; abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes" (gaudium et spes) Christianity disapproves of abortion. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb"(psalm 139). One of the Ten Commandments is 'thou shall not murder' this means you should not take a life. This is why abortion is said to be wrong. About Abortion and Contraception? All Christians believe in the sanctity of life. ...read more.


The reasons allowing abortions are: A risk to the mother bearing the child, if the child is going to be severely handicapped and does not stand a chance of living a happy life or if the mother of the child has been raped as this may cause long term emotional damage if she now has the child. "You shall not kill the embryo and shall not cause the newborn to perish" (The Didache) The Church of England says that abortion may never be used for the convenience of the mother; there must always be a good or one of the mentioned reasons. In the Church of England abortion is still a bad thing and is said to be "killing a child" and "Abortion is evil but may be acceptable in some circumstances". (The teachings of the Church of England) ...read more.

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