See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

41. Marriage exists because procreation and communion, biology and God’s covenant, nature and super-nature, together undergird what it means to be “human.” Marriage exists because we discover and accept, rather than invent or renegotiate, the vocation to self-giving which is intrinsic to being created male and female under the covenant. Marriage is God’s creation because we are God’s creatures, and because God created male and female for fellowship with him in his covenant.


In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”

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