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“Male and Female He Created Them”

The Communion of Love between a Husband and Wife Finds Its Ultimate Source in God

By: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

“Male and Female He Created Them”: The Communion of Love between a Husband and Wife Finds Its Ultimate Source in God by Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Let us turn our attention to a seemingly simple statement found in the opening pages of Scripture: “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27).

Being created “male and female” has something to do with being made in God’s image. One’s sexual identity is not merely...

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