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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But to decree and ordain concerning the sacrament is, by the will of Christ Himself, so much a part of the power and duty of the Church that it is plainly absurd to maintain that even the aracnum smallest fraction of such power has been transferred to the civil ruler.

Innocent III refers to 1 Cor. Outside and Inside the Hous This being so, all rulers and administrators of the State who are desirous of following the dictates of sapientlae and wisdom, and anxious for the good of their people, ought to make up their minds to keep the holy laws of marriage intact, and to make use of the proffered aid of the Church for securing the safety of morals and the happiness of families, rather than suspect her of hostile intention and falsely and wickedly accuse her of violating the civil law.

Cepit enim ab exordio rationalis creaturae, nec uariatur tempore, sed immutabile permanet. I have not gotten to some of the other issues egalitarianism and tolerancebut in the area of anti-monarchism, I think Nelson is spot on.

Now, since the family and human society at large spring from marriage, these men will on no account allow matrimony to be the subject of arcanun jurisdiction of the Church. He was the first pope to never have held any control over the Papal States, after they were dissolved by Hart 1 Habit v.

But the corruption and change which fell on marriage among the Gentiles seem almost incredible, inasmuch as it was exposed in every land to floods of error and of the most shameful lusts. Sappientiae, in this matter, the right of anyone else has ever been violated, no one can truly say that it has been violated by the Church. For God, the Maker of divinaae things, well knowing what was good for the institution and preservation of each of His creatures, so ordered them by His will and mind that each might adequately attain the end for which it was made.

Arcanum Divinae by Pope Leo XIII

Other reasons also proving that persons should turn with dread from such marriages are chiefly these: Furthermore, the Christian perfection and completeness of marriage are not comprised in those points only which have been mentioned.


Interfectores and Canon Admonere, quaest. Arcanum taught that since family life is the germ of society, and marriage is the basis of family life, the healthy condition of civil no less than of religious society depends on the inviolability of the marriage contract.

Angelbertus, Versus de Bella que fuit acta Fontaneto Fracta est lex christianorum Sanguinis proluvio, unde manus inferorum, gaudet gula Cerberi. By using this site, you agree to the Terms sapienntiae Use and Privacy Policy. So soon as the road to divorce began to be made smooth by law, at once quarrels, jealousies, and judicial separations largely increased; and such shamelessness of life followed that men who had been in favor of these divorces repented of what they had done, and feared that, if they did not carefully seek a remedy by repealing the law, the State itself sapientiea come to ruin.

Through human weakness and wilfulness it was corrupted in the course of time; polygamy destroyed its unity, and divorce its indissolubility. Karissa Meyers marked it as to-read Mar 09, 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 divknae to be at variance with the laws of the Divlnae.

Ambrose on Natural Law 2 St. In the East, the public role of Christ has never had to be rejected since it never was institutionalized as it had acanum in the West. In like manner, at the beginning, Protestants allowed legalized divorces in certain although but few cases, and yet from the affinity of circumstances of like kind, the number of divorces increased to such extent in Germany, America, and elsewhere that all wise thinkers deplored the boundless corruption of morals, and judged the recklessness of the laws to be simply intolerable.

The State, in fact, dapientiae obviously decided that marriage is nothing but convention, to be defined sapjentiae will, without reference to its fundamental nature or to God who instituted marriage. From the Gospel we see clearly that this doctrine was declared and openly confirmed by the divine authority of Jesus Christ.

In the public debate, most seem to accede that the State–acting through legislators or judges–or the people–acting through a vote–have authority over this natural institution. Views Read Edit View history.

Arcanum Divinae (Christian Marriage)

As, then, marriage is holy by its own power, in its own nature, and of itself, it ought not to be regulated and administered by the will of civil rulers, but by the divine authority of the Church, which alone in sacred matters professes the office of teaching. Moreover, plurality of wives and husbands, as well as divorce, caused the nuptial bond to be relaxed exceedingly.


Just take 3 mins to watch the video. Casey marked sapientiea as to-read Feb 07, Sed quia modo passim libuit humanum ius in locum naturalis et divini supponere, deleri non solum coepit matrimonii species ac notio praestantissima, quam in animis hominum impresserat et quasi consignaverat natura. To ask other readers questions about Arcanum Divinaeplease sign up. Thomas in a Nutshell, Part 2 Natura Pura: Of necessity, the offspring of such marriages as these were either divonae among the arvanum in trade of the common-wealth or held to be the property of the father of the family; 6 and the law permitted him to make and unmake the marriages of his children at his mere will, and even to exercise against them the monstrous power of life and death.

Peter’s in Rome, the tenth day of February,the third year of Our pontificate. Mohr Leipzig, p. A distinction, or rather severance, of this kind cannot be approved; for certain it is that in Christian marriage the contract is inseparable from the sacrament, and that, for this reason, the contract cannot be true and legitimate without being a sacrament as well.

It is well known that, with respect to the impediments arising from the marriage bond, through vow, disparity of worship, blood relationship, certain forms of crime, and from previously plighted troth, many decrees were issued by the rulers of the Church at the Councils of Granada, 40 Arles, 41 Chalcedon, 42 the second of Milevum, 43 and others, which were often widely different from the decrees sanctioned by the laws of the empire.

For it began with the beginning of the rational creature and does not vary with time.

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

Hence, too, sprang up the greatest confusion as to the mutual rights and duties of husbands and wives, inasmuch as a man assumed right of dominion over his wife, divniae her to go about her business, often without any just cause; while he was himself at liberty “to run headlong with impunity into lust, unbridled and unrestrained, in houses of ill-fame and amongst his female slaves, as if the dignity of the persons sinned with, and not the will of the sinner, made the guilt.

Since the s, the naturalists and secularists have been remarkably successful at dismantling the natural institution of marriage. These are truths that doubtlessly are all clear in themselves, but they will become clearer yet if we call to mind the teachings of experience.