Description: Why does the Catholic Church insist that marriage can only be between one man and one woman? One has only to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church to understand the Church's reasoning regarding the tradition, purpose and beauty of marriage as divined by its Creator. God created man out of love, the Catechism reminds us, thus calling us to love. Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. The mutual love between man and woman becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. God commanded Adam and Eve to "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth...." When a sexual act is closed to the gift of life, this command cannot be fulfilled. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.