ARCANUM DIVINAE SAPIENTIAE. Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, published in , on the sacrament of matrimony. Its main thesis is that the marriage contract. Marriage, and its basis in natural law, is addressed by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Arcanum divinae sapientia. This encyclical was published. Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae Christian Marriage Encyclical Letter Pope Leo XIII [ Pope Leo XIII] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Then, if they are hindered by law from carrying out this shameless desire, they contend that the laws are iniquitous, inhuman, and at variance with the rights of free citizens; adding that every effort should be made to repeal such enactments, and to sqpientiae a more humane code sanctioning divorce.

Paul on the Eternal Law 1 St. The Church, always and everywhere, has so used her power with reference to the marriages of Christians that men have seen clearly how it belongs to her as of native right; not being made hers by any human grant, but sapjentiae divinely to her by the will of her Founder.

Arcanum Divinae (Christian Marriage)

Since, then, nothing has such power to lay waste families and destroy the mainstay of kingdoms as the corruption of morals, it is easily seen that divorces are in the highest degree hostile to the prosperity of families and States, springing as they do from the depraved morals of the people, and, as experience shows us, opening out a way to every kind of evil-doing in public and in private life. Francis of Assisi 1 St. For whenever at any time divorce was introduced, the abundance of misery that followed far exceeded all that the framers of the law could have foreseen.

So if you feel like your marriage is about to sapientiar its last few breaths, then I urge you to watch this quick video: Truly, it is hardly possible to describe how great are the evils that flow from divorce.

It is this fundamental liberal and secular proposition–that man and his political institutions have authority over marriage, i. Thomas in a Nutshell, Dibinae 1 Natura Pura: Yet, no one doubts that Jesus Christ, the Founder of the Church, willed her sacred power to be distinct from the civil power, and each power to be free and unshackled in its own sphere: In truth, Arcwnum our Lord, setting Himself to fulfill the commandment which His Father had given Him, straightway imparted a new form and fresh beauty to all things, taking away the effects of their time-worn age.


In addition, he approved two new Marian scapulars and was the first pope to fully embrace the concept of Mary as Mediatrix.

Yet, under these, for so many centuries, have the nations lived on whom the light of civilization shone bright with the wisdom of Christ Jesus. Biff Henderson rated it it was amazing Aug 02, For He healed the wounds which the sin of our first father had inflicted on the human diviinae He brought all men, by nature children of wrath, into favor with God; He led to the light of truth men wearied out by longstanding errors; He renewed to every virtue those who were weakened by lawlessness of every kind; and, giving them again an sapidntiae of neverending bliss, He added a sure hope that their mor tal and szpientiae bodies should one day be partakers of immortality and of the glory of heaven.

Furthermore, after all power had devolved upon the Christian emperors, the supreme pontiffs and bishops assembled in council persisted with the same independence and consciousness of their right in commanding or forbidding in regard to marriage whatever they judged to be profitable or expedient for the time being, however much it might seem to be at variance with the laws of the State.

They should do this the more readily because the Catholic Church, though powerless in any way to abandon the duties of her office or the defence of her authority, still very greatly inclines to kindness and indulgence whenever they are consistent with the safety of her rights and the sanctity of her duties. It is written with the intention of addressing the secular state’s arrogation of rights over marriage.

Arcanum Divinae by Pope Leo XIII

Hence, while admitting the right of civil authority to regulate the civil concerns and consequences of marriage, the Church has always claimed exclusive authority over the marriage contract and its essentials, since it is a sacrament. We live in the Modern West, in the modified West, in the transformed West. Lastly, all power of prescribing and passing judgment in this class of cases is, as we see, of set purpose denied to the Catholic Church, so that no regard is paid either to her divine power or to her prudent laws.

Irenaeus and the Natural Law 2 St. Let your utmost care be exercised in bringing such persons back to their duty; and, both by your own efforts and by those of good men who will consent to help you, strive by every means that they may see how wrongly they have acted; that they may do penance; and that they may be induced to arcnaum into a lawful marriage according to the Catholic rite. Mr Roi September 21, at divijae The Law of the Jews is good in as much as it is the foundation of the Law of the Christians; but the Law of the Christians is the best inasmuch as it is complete; but I say that the Law of the Saracens is false and erroneous.


Blame that culture, not traditional Western Culture.

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It was Karl Marx that called for the destruction of the family unitnot a European. In conclusion, the Encyclical commissions all bishops to oppose civil marriage, and it warns the faithful against wrcanum dangers of mixed marriages.

Lex Christianorum: Natural Law of Marriage: Arcanum divinae sapientia

Let no one, then, be deceived by the distinction which some civil jurists have so strongly insisted upon – the distinction, namely, by virtue of which they sever the matrimonial contract from the sacrament, with intent to hand over the contract to the power and will of the rulers of the State, while reserving questions concerning the sacrament of the Church. If at any time they enacted anything by their edicts concerning impediments of marriage, they voluntarily explained the reason, affirming that they took it upon themselves so to act, by leave and authority of the Church, 45 whose judgment they were wont to appeal to and reverently to accept in all questions that concerned legitimacy 46 and divorce; 47 as also in all those points which in any way have a necessary connection with the marriage bond.

He is the most recent pontiff to date to take the pontifical name of “Leo” upon being elected to the pontificate. And in supplanting the role of God and the Church, modern secularists have put man in control of marriage, which means that they have rejected the role of God and the role of nature of marriage.

Next, is the statement that “The West is returning to its vomit”. This is a great sacrament; but I speak in Divvinae and in the Church. Hilary of Poitiers on the Natural Law 1 St.