Among the Catholic adult population, 53% […] Read The Full Story › 10 Pointers for Prayer Finding time for prayer can seem impossible.
As Valentine’s Day approaches the majority of us may not be inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s father’s business-like approach to romance.
But the modern equivalent – Catholic dating websites – are producing happily-ever-afters for Catholics. What are the odds of meeting a devout Catholic at a friend’s birthday drinks in central London?
The challenge for those who are not married is to find appropriate and just ways of expressing what their relationship means.
The “100 ways of doing it without having sex” pamphlets show the real charge comes from connecting, being intimate, “at one” with another person. There are many ways besides getting naked that better help us connect.
That transformation begins when we are conceived and is marked by our Baptism.
Any and everything we choose to do should be in tune with that transformation of our hearts and minds and souls.Most people find conversation the most potent mode of really connecting with another. Reserving sex to express when that connection has deepened into the desire and commitment to form a lifetime union makes sense on many levels.Too many jump into bed because they have nothing more to talk about. Waiting until one is married really does express the sacredness and specialness of giving totally one to another, body and soul. The problem is that all those who are having sex whenever and as often as they can, often reveal that there is still a part of them that is empty and yearns for something more.Does your marriage need a bit of preventive maintenance?Even good marriages can benefit from periodic check-ups.The ICJ, together with other 60 national and international human rights organizations urged today the Myanmar authorities, and in particular the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the Parliament, to ensure the repeal of the offence of criminal defamation.