No, thanks

Forgotten Truths

donate Books CDs HOME updates search contact

It Is Turpitude for a Husband to Love His Wife as the Seducer Loves the Adulteress
When we go to the old translations of the Catechism of Trent, we find a  more rigorous language than in the new translations. This is the case of the severity with which that excellent Catechism exprobates the bad use of marriage.

These words fit perfectly in this series on how the Catholic Church condemns the modern scourges against marriage
Roman Catechism

Two lessons of instruction are, then, to be specially pressed upon the attention of the faithful:

The first, that marriage is not to be sought from motives of sensuality, but that its use is to be restrained within those limits, which, as we have already shown, are fixed by God.

They should be mindful of the exhortation of the Apostle: "They," says he, "that have wives, let them be as though they had them not." (I Cor 7:29) The words of St. Jerome are also worthy of attention: "The love," says he, "which a wise man cherishes towards his wife is the result of judgment, not the impulse of passion: He governs the impetuosity of desire, and is not hurried into indulgence. What greater turpitude than that a husband should love his wife, as the seducer loves the adulteress!" (Hieron. contra Iovinianum I,30 (alias I,49); MI 23, 293-294)

[The second], but as every blessing is to be obtained from God by holy prayer, the faithful are also to be taught sometimes to abstain from the marriage debt, in order to devote themselves to prayer.

This religion continence, according to the proper and pious injunction of our predecessors in the faith, is particularly to be observed for at least three days previous to communion, and for a longer time during the solemn and penitential season of Lent.

Thus will the faithful experience the blessings of the holy state of marriage by a constantly increasing accumulation of divine grace; and living in the pursuit and practice of piety, they will not only spend this mortal life in peace and tranquillity, but will also repose in the true and firm hope, "which confoundeth not," of arriving one day, through the divine goodness, at the fruition of that life which is eternal. (Rom 5:5)


Blason de Charlemagne
Follow us

Cathechism of Trent or Roman Catechism,
Part II: Sacraments, Marriage X, On the Use of Marriage, nn. 33,34
Translated by J. Donovan, Baltimore: Lucas Brothers, 1829, pp. 234,235
Posted on February 11, 2023

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Militant Christ emblem

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Related Topics of Interest

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   The Scourge of Sexual Propaganda against Marriage - 1

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Books & Media against Marriage Are Emissaries of the Devil - 2

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Cohabitation before Marriage Is a Hateful Abomination - 3

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Contraception in Marriage Is a Criminal Abuse - 4

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   If a Pastor Connives at Abuses in Marriage He Betrays God’s Trust - 5

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Vatican II Inverted the Ends of Marriage

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Theology of the Body on Marriage

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes  Double Standards of ‘Good Catholics’ Using NFP

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes   Humanae Vitae, Not a Good Guide for Couples

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Related Works of Interest

A_mw.gif - 33004 Bytes

A_Offend1.gif - 23346 Bytes

A_ad1.gif - 32802 Bytes

C_Stop_B.gif - 6194 Bytes

C_RCR_R.gif - 5423 Bytes

C_RCRTen_B.gif - 6810 Bytes

A_ad2.gif - 31352 Bytes

A_ff.gif - 33047 Bytes

A_ecclesia.gif - 33192 Bytes

Forgotten Truths  |  Religious  |  Home  |  Books  |  CDs  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  Donate

Tradition in Action
© 2002-   Tradition in Action, Inc.    All Rights Reserved