Quaestio Disputata: What Male–Female Complementarity Makes Possible: Marriage as a Two-In-One-Flesh Union

Published Date: September 1, 2008 | Topics: Philosophy, Religion, Reviews and Commentaries

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[This article was co-authored by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George.]

The authors, replying to criticisms of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexual acts presented by Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler in an article in this journal, argue that marriage is a multi-leveled personal union, essentially including the bodily as well as the emotional and volitional levels of the human self. Only sexual acts between a man and a woman who have consented to the kind of union that would be fulfilled by conceiving, bearing, and raising children together (that is, marriage) can consummate or actualize marital communion.

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A Clash of Orthodoxies

Published Date: August 1, 1999 | Topics: Philosophy, Politics and Current Affairs, Religion

A few years ago, the eminent Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington published in Foreign Affairs a widely noted article called “The Clash of Civilizations.” Looking at contemporary international relations from a geopolitical vantage point, he predicted a clash of the world’s major civilizations: the West, the Islamic world, and the Confucian East. Huntington’s article provoked a response […]

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The 1993 St. Ives Lecture – Natural Law and Civil Rights: From Jefferson’s “Letter to Henry Lee” to Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

Published Date: January 1, 1993 | Topics: Natural Law, Politics and Current Affairs, Reviews and Commentaries

[This article was adapted from a lecutre delivered by Robert P. George on April 21, 1993.] Read in Catholic University Law Review.

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