Archbishop John Myers of Newark, N.J., says that the sexual complementarity allowing for the possibility of children is vital to marriage and a reason why the fundamental institution cannot be redefined.
“Marriage is not mere sexual-romantic domestic partnership,” the archbishop said in a Sept. 14 pastoral message. “It is, at its very foundation, a one-flesh union.”
The sexual union of a man and woman renders them truly “one flesh” and allows for the possibility of new life, he said.
While not every instance of such a union results in a new life, it is this type of union alone that leads to children, he noted, adding that same-sex couples “cannot participate in reproductive type...READ MORE