Papal Encyclicals

The following encyclicals (pastoral teachings) from recent Popes strongly proclaim God's plan for life.

"Theological dissent damages the unity, proportion, and wholeness of divine revelation. God's elegant designs for the various states in life are lacerated by selective rejections of the original plans. Marriage loses its original beauty when husband and wife close themselves off to the procreation of new life, or when through the devastations of divorce the blessings of self-sacrificing indissolubility are lost." Fr. Thomas Dubay, from the book entitled The Evidential Power of Beauty, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1999, p.35.