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According to the Bible, Jesus Christ loved all men although he had different feelings toward certain people; Catholics believe that this aspect of Christ's life proves that feelings and love are fundamentally different. Thomas Aquinas wrote that love is "willing the good of the other." This sort of unselfish good will serves as the backbone toward understanding the Catholic Church's view of relationships.
Catholics view love as an act of will, devotion, unselfishness and sacrifice. In Catholicism, sex is the literal act of love or the giving of one's self.
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All of these loves play a role in the various relationships people undertake.In Catholic relationships, agape is perhaps the most essential part, while charity and good will describe the ideal aspects of relationships.In the eyes of the Catholic Church, love is not an emotion or feeling.The idea of sex as the giving of one's self influences many of the sexual ideologies of the Catholic Church.Priests and nuns, for example, take the oath of chastity and avow to remain virgins to completely commit their lives to God.