Catechism of the Catholic Church

560 Part Three A rticle 6 THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT You shall not commit adultery. 113 You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 114 I. “M ale and F emale H e C reated T hem . . .” 2331 “God is love and in himself he lives a mystery of personal loving communion. Creating the human race in his own image . . . , God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility, of love and communion.” 115 “God created man in his own image . . . male and female he created them”; 116 He blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply”; 117 “When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” 118 2332 Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others. 2333 Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and ac­ cept his sexual identity. Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out. 113 Ex 20:14; Deut 5:18. 114 Mt 5:27-28. 115 FC 11. 116 Gen 1:27. 117 Gen 1:28. 118 Gen 5:1-2. 369-373 1604 362 1603