The Catholic Church has a particular stance on relationships. Explore what the Church teaches about the role of men and women and family life.
Who can be ordained in the Catholic Church?
Both men and women
Who can become a member of a religious order?
What does the Catholic Church teach about the nature of marriage?
That it is between two people who love each other
That it is between a man and a woman who love each other
That a divorced person can remarry in the Catholic Church
What is cohabitation?
When a couple lives together without being married
When a couple lives with one set of their parents
When a married couple lives with their children
Can a Catholic marry a non-Catholic?
Only if the person converts
Why do a couple exchange rings during the marriage rite?
To give each other a gift on their wedding day
To show that they belong to each other
As a symbol of permanent and exclusive love
What is the Catholic Church’s stance on divorce?
Divorce is not recognised by the Catholic Church
Divorce is allowed sometimes
Divorce is accepted by the Catholic Church
What is the Catholic Church’s stance on cohabitation?
The Church agrees with cohabitation
The Church agrees with cohabitation if the couple have been together for more than five years
The Church disagrees with cohabitation
Why is the family important for the development of children?
Children learn to get away with doing bad things
Children are not punished when they do wrong
Children learn to love, behave and trust in the family
Which of the Ten Commandments is important for family life?
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness
Honour your father and your mother