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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

It's one of the 10 commandments: Thou shalt not commit adultery (see Exodus 20:14) The 18th chapter of Leviticus is devoted to condemning all manner of other sexual sins, lest any seek for loopholes ...
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Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views (even personally) from any of the traditional Catholic Church doctrine?

In September 2016, four cardinals, with the support of many other clerics, questioned the orthodoxy of Francis's document on marriage and the family, Amoris Lætitia, in the form of five dubia ("...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

Heresy is simply the rejection of specific doctrines while still claiming to be faithful to the Church. So any Catholic that "denies the sin of homosexuality" is obviously a heretic. There ...
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According to the Book of Mormon, D&C, Pearl of great price and/or prophets, what prohibits lust?

The LDS believe in chastity or in being sexually pure. The Law of Chasity describes the commandment to not commit adultery, or to lust. Scriptures from Doctrine and Covenants: D&C 42:22-23 - ...
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Are there any Christian sects that believe in "curative intercourse"?

There is such a thing as corrective rape that is practiced in parts of Africa, India, and Thailand. However, it is generally rooted in cultural ideas of heteronormativity and is most often used as a ...
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According to Catholicism, is sexual activity with a robot adultery?

The Catholic Encyclopedia specifies that adultery is an act committed by two persons. Current Catholic thinking does not consider artificial intelligence to be comparable to human intelligence, ...
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According to Catholicism, would it be wrong for a husband to intentionally eat in such a way as to decrease fertility?

St. Alphonsus of Liguori, Theologia Moralis lib. 6, 942, p. 690: A husband or wife rendering himself or herself impotent, even by licit means (e.g., fasts, etc.), sins gravely. If one cannot ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position of a marriage between a menopausal woman and an impotent man?

This one is easy: impotence makes marriage impossible (invalid). To quote the Code of Canon Law, Can. 1084 §1. Antecedent [i.e, before the marriage consent is given] and perpetual [i.e., permanent]...
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Has the Catholic Church responded to the argument that sex between a married couple can strengthen their emotional bond?

There are a number of aspects to the O.P.’s question, but it seems to center around the question, “Must the marital act be done for the sake of procreation?” or said in other words, “Must the couple ...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender? The short answer is that such a priest would be ...
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Has the Catholic Church responded to the argument that sex between a married couple can strengthen their emotional bond?

You state: ... if I were to have sex with my wife without the intention to procreate, it would be considered a sin by the Catholic Church. This is not actually the case. The Catholic Church ...
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In Roman Catholicism, does an individual's history of miscarriage lead to different or more specific guidance on pregnancy prevention?

There are two ways of preventing miscarriages (spontaneous abortions): Not conceiving at all by abstaining from sexual intercourse (allowed) by contracepting (forbidden) Treating the underlying ...
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Does Catholicism consider bisexuality and asexuality sinful?

From the Catholic perspective, the universal teaching is that all persons are called by God to chastity, which is understood as a successful integration, inner unity and rational expression of human ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

The reasons are similar to the arguments for homosexuality being potentially moral. (Note, while you may disagree, this is called "answering the question...") The Bible Scriptural reasoning against ...
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Can "feelings and passions" make an act involuntary?

Is someone strapping you to a chair, propping your eye's open, and forcing you to watch pornography? If not, then you certainly have freely chosen to watch it and doing so certainly is a mortal sin ...
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Why is Song of Songs not considered pornography?

No, the purpose of this beautiful poem is not to promote pornographic passions or to incite to lust and immorality. Here is part of a comment in the introduction to The Song of Songs in my 2000 ...
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Catholic Church - What happens when a married couple will never have sex?

In the general case marriage requires consummation, but the Catholic Church allows an exception which is called a "Josephite Marriage." This is the kind of marriage that the Catholic Church believes ...
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What is the official Catholic position on heterosexual civil partnerships?

The Catholic Church teaches that fornication (sex outside of marriage) is a serious sin. It does not matter whether the fornication occurs between Catholics, non-Catholics, non-Christians, non-...
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Do married couples need to live sexually?

The cessation of sexual acts between a married couple by common consent is seen as valid by the Church, particularly as they age. Also, the ancient interpretation (demonstrated by the Canons of the ...
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Why did so many early church fathers say that sex was a consequence of the Fall?

I think the quotes given answer your own question as to why the fathers taught what they did. They seem to explain themselves rather clearly and their exegesis is pretty straightforward. The curse in ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by the gender they identify as?

There are a number of points to address in this question. Transsexualism Confirming someone in sin Sins against charity There are lots of things in this answer which many people will find ...
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Which medieval theologian said fornication with a more beautiful woman is less sinful?

Alan of Lille (†1203), Liber pœnitentialis 1.27: <XXVII> Utrum pulchra fuerit vel turpis? Considerandum est etiam utrum pulchra fuerit vel non, quia minus peccat qui cognoscit pulchram quam qui ...
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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

The phrase "sex outside of marriage" is a strange one from a biblical perspective. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he ...
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Could this be a reason why a school head-teacher refused to give permission for Genesis 1:27 to be quoted during a school assembly?

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  That he might present it to ...
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Could this be a reason why a school head-teacher refused to give permission for Genesis 1:27 to be quoted during a school assembly?

Since posting this question, the devolved government of the country I live in has taken a major step towards seeking to prevent people who believe in such Bible verses about God’s creation of male and ...
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According to Catholic teaching, what is the status of a priest who does not agree with the Church's stated teachings on homosexuality and gender?

No, no, no, these answers are wrong. Heresy within the Catholic Church has very specific delineations. To begin, heresy requires 'public' and 'obstinate' denial of 'doctrinal imperatives'. Next, the ...
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How is the claim "lust is evil" shown to be true in Christianity without appealing to Divine Command Theory?

For purposes of this question let's use as a working definition of evil/sinful "that which is contrary to the nature of God". Lust seeks to sacrifice the interests of others for personal ...
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How is the claim "lust is evil" shown to be true in Christianity without appealing to Divine Command Theory?

Buried in your question is a contradiction: the word "justified". Justification in Christianity is a legal concept! To discuss a legal concept without reference to the law is not possible. ...
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