Day #136: Gaudium Et Spes 52

We now complete the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World’s chapter on marriage and family in the modern world.

Article 52 brings things to a close with a look at the obligations of various peoples to safeguard and protect marriage and the family: public authority, Christians, scientists, priests, family associations, and — of course — the spouses themselves.  And it ends with a final ties in of the marriage vocation to Christ and the Paschal Mystery.

Here are the footnotes:

15. Cf. Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5.

16. Cf. Sacramentarium Gregorianum: PL 78, 262.

17. Cf. Rom. 5:15 and 18; 6:5-11; Gal. 2:20.

18. Cf. Eph. 5:25-27.


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