Archbishop Gröber of Freiburg: Sterile People Cannot Enter Valid Marriage

Archbishop Gröber of Freiburg: Sterile People Cannot Enter Valid Marriage

Archbishop Conrad Gr ber of Freiburg
Source: Wikipedia

Archbishop Conrad Gröber of Freiburg reaffirms that Church's teaching that marriage is for procreation and, therefore, that sterile people cannot enter into valid marriages.

According to Archbishop Gröber:

The Church has great sympathy for such persons, but she cannot change her basic position, based on the natural law."

For a while, this is also applied to those Germans who are forcibly sterilized by the German government, but that will be reversed - perhaps because there was a growing number of Catholics who fall into this category and who might become alienated from the Church entirely otherwise.

What's important to note is that Gröber's statement is completely accurate: given the Catholic Church's position on the nature of marriage, no other conclusion is possible. This is, then, an example of the Catholic Church quickly altering a position due to popular pressure rather than any changes in their understanding of natural law.

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