Questions and Answers
2449. What is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being? (CCC 2392) The fundamental and innate vocation of every human being is love.
2450. Why are man and woman equal in dignity? (CCC 2393) Man and woman are equal in dignity, because God has created the human being man and woman.
2451. Whom does the call to chastity regard? (CCC 2394) The call to chastity regards every baptised person according to his particular state of life.
2452. What is chastity? (CCC 2395) Chastity is the integration of sexuality within the person.
2453. What are the most serious offences against chastity? (CCC 2396) The most serious offences against chastity are lust, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution, rape and homosexual practices.
2454. What does the freely-entered marriage covenant entail? (CCC 2397) The freely-entered marriage covenant entails faithful love until death.
2455. How do spouses participate in God’s Fatherhood? (CCC 2398) Spouses participate in God’s Fatherhood by giving life.
2456. When is the regulation of births morally good? (CCC 2399) The regulation of births is morally good when it is achieved through morally acceptable means.
2457. What are the main offences against the dignity of marriage? (CCC 2400) The main offences against the dignity of marriage are adultery, divorce, polygamy and the so-called “free union” and “trial marriage”.