AUGUST OVERVIEW.   God looked on his creation and was pleased.  Particularly good was the ability for creation to evolve through its reproductive capability.  Because of the special attributes of humans,  including free will, human sexuality is a special gift and blessing. In its most profound expression within marriage, it has the potential to mirror the unity of God-love as well as its creative power. Although this is an ideal, it is often poorly presented and understood. Sex and sexuality are still often a taboo subject or seen negatively. The consequences of sin, i.e. disobedience and the fall of our first parents (Genesis) have resulted in less than ideal situations and, too often, abuse. Dealing with issues of women and men in isolation ignores their complementarity.     

Every element of creation, human, plant and animal has its own process of reproduction, almost always by male and female members producing offspring to continue the species. At times there are anomalies that allow mutation and growth, or change and breakdown in systems. Changes in gender-related matters are part of the process over time.  

Every human person must learn with perseverance and consistency the meaning of his or her body. Sexuality is not a means of gratification or entertainment it is an interpersonal language wherein the other is taken seriously in his or her sacred and inviolable dignity.  AL151.    In assessing the environmental impact of any project, concern is usually shown for its effects on soil water and air, yet few careful studies are made of its impact on biodiversity, as if the loss of species or animals and plant groups were of little importance. Little attention is paid to studying their reproductive patterns and some species face extinction.  LS35