In Spain, Pope Calls Young People To Express True Love in Marriage



Pope Benedict XVI warned in a speech to more than one million pilgrims in Madrid that marriage is between a man and a woman and cannot be dissolved.

... "The Lord calls many people to marriage, in which a man and a woman, in becoming one flesh, find fulfilment in a profound life of communion," he told the young pilgrims.

A Vatican spokesman said on Sunday as many as 1.5 million pilgrims had gathered to hear the pope. Marriage was a project for true love, deepened by sharing joys and sorrows, and marked by "complete self-giving", said the pope.

"For this reason, to acknowledge the beauty and goodness of marriage is to realize that only a setting of fidelity and indissolubility, along with an openness to God's gift of live, is adequate to the grandeur and dignity of marital love."


  1. SC Guy
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I'm not a Catholic and there are things with the Catholic faith that I have issues with but I certainly agree with their approach on things like this. Good for the pope for speaking out like this. Let's just hope that at least some people listen!

  2. dn
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Yeah let's hope they listen and start lobbying to make marriage indissoluble!

  3. catholicdad
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Marriage is already indissoluble. The civil authority's rejection of this truth continues to work its malevolence upon the stability of our families, our children, and our nation.

  4. Roberto
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    So long as divorce is legal, marriages can be dissolved. The will of the people is plain: marriage is only supposed to be for as long as it makes a person happy, not for life.

  5. Louis E.
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    It is also clear that marriage is for uniting males to females.

  6. catholicdad
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Roberto: Heroin makes people happy, but not for long. It is this type of self-centered, short-term, me me me me me world view which has so terrible undermined our nation and drained it of its greatness.

    Marriage is a life long commitment, not a one night stand, or a convenient concubinage for as long as it makes "us" feel good.

  7. Mikhail
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Its a pity that marriage has to be fought for now: to stop the gays and polygammists. Marriage is really supposed to be such as beautiful thing, uniting the two flesh and allowing the love to blossom. Heterosexual love is beautiful, whereas homosexual love is distasteful and immoral

  8. GFC
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    And said right in the heart of homosexual marriage territory. Great courage and well said! Spain will never be right until it rehabilitates its marriage laws.

  9. dn
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    No animus to see in NOM's comment threads, folks... move along....

  10. catholicdad
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    dn: Thank you for your cordial acknowledgement. Perhaps Maggie can introduce it as an amicus curiae brief.....

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