Free union

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This article is about a union between two persons that has no religious or civil recognition. For the village of Free Union, Virginia, see Free Union, Virginia.

A free union is a union between two persons that lacks any publicly recognised bond (either civil or religious marriage).[1]

Roman Catholic criticism[edit]

The expression "free union" includes situations such as concubinage, rejection of marriage as such, or inability to make long-term commitments.[2] According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, being in a "free union" is a grave offence against the dignity of marriage,[3] which it sees as a Sacrament.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Familiaris Consortio". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 1981-11-22. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  2. ^ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2390
  3. ^ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2400
  4. ^ "Sacrament of Marriage". Catholic Encyclopedia. [www.newadvent.org/cathen/09707a.htm]

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