12.2 Chapter Overview n Sexuality is more than physicality; it is a drive toward fruitful union and a reaching out to others. n Catholics are called to follow Jesus, the model of chastity. n Marriage is the naturally ordered context for sexual expression. n Catholic moral teaching based on the sixth and ninth commandments provides guidance for decision making in areas of sexual behavior.
V12.1 Vocabulary n Fecundity (p. 225): Fruitfulness; bearing children. n Chastity (p. 225): Integration of sexuality reflecting our unity as body and spirit; responsible sexual expression. n Recreational sexual intercourse (p. 230): Morally wrong sexual activity as the pursuit of pleasure with no constraints other than mutual consent.
V12.2 Vocabulary n Emotional-relationship sexual intercourse (p. 230): Morally wrong sexual activity presumed as being acceptable when the two people involved feel love for each other. n Almost-committed sexual intercourse (p. 231): Morally wrong sexual activity that presumes that it is acceptable when the two people have expressed a degree of commitment to each other, such as during engagement.
V12.3 Vocabulary n Rape (p. 234): Forcing sex on an unwilling partner. n Acquaintance rape (p. 234): Forcing sex on someone known by the assailant. n Date rape (p. 234): Rape that occurs in the context of a date or a dating relationship.
V12.4 Vocabulary n Homosexuality (p. 235): Sexual attraction toward persons of the same gender. Homosexual activity is sexual activity engaged in by persons of the same gender. n Heterosexuality (p. 235): Sexual attraction toward persons of the other gender. Heterosexual activity is sexual activity engaged in by persons of different genders.
12.3 Review 1.What are the sixth and ninth commandments? 2.Explain the statement, “As with all aspects of our humanity, sexuality has a darker side.” 3.How does sexuality reflect the creative love of the Holy Trinity?
12.4 Review 4.What are the qualities of chastity? 5.What are ways that chastity can be violated? 6.List the four goals of marriage as put forth in recent Church teaching.
12.5 Review 7.Name some ways that people can violate the dignity of marriage. 8.Name and describe the three types of sex-as-language described in the text. 9.According to the text approximately what percentage of women are victims of rape or attempted rape? What does the text say is most striking about the context of most rapes?
12.6 Review 10.How is official Church teaching regarding homosexual sexual activity similar to its teaching on other forms of non-marital sexual activity? 11.What two problems do the Church and society seek to address regarding persons with homosexual inclinations?