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Marriage - Parents
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Part of Marriage:

1. Institution and Sacrament

2. Parents

3. Family

A. Parenthood

1. When parents bring a child into the world, they make use of their ability to participate in God’s creative power, which they do in a human and therefore analogous, but nevertheless unique manner. In giving new life, they share the work of the ultimate giver of all life. They are made more perfect through parenthood, as the child that has bee…

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Waldemar Molinski, “Marriage - Parents”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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