There is no doubt that by its nature sexual pleasure is an intrinsic part of the conjugal act. The Catholic Church, far from being prudish on the topic, teaches that sexual pleasure is a gift from God to be enjoyed by the spouses. Therefore, the problem dealt with in this study is not whether sexual pleasure, which naturally comes with the conjugal act, is morally questionable. The appropriate issue to be raised, rather, is how the spouses regard sexual pleasure.
To be raised up in the altars and be enrolled in the canon of saints and blesseds is the highest public honor which the Catholic Church bestows upon a baptized person postmortem. This act solemnly proclaims that this person now belongs to the triumphant Church and enjoys the beatific vision of God and is thus capable of becoming an intercessor between God and His people.