Catholic prayer for dating couples
Yesterday a friend shared a blog post titled “To the lady ashamed of being pregnant with her fourth.” In this post the author describes her encounter with a pregnant woman in an elevator, who, after sharing that she was pregnant with her fourth child, was relieved when her elevator companion congratulated her instead of expressing her condolences.She also shared how often people had asked her if this baby was “planned.” My husband and I are expecting our first child, and one of the most surprising elements of my pregnancy so far has been the number of people who have, point-blank, asked me if this baby was “planned.” The first few times it happened, I was floored, and truly did not know how to respond to such a question.Get a job to pay the bills so we can live happily ever after.But jobs take a lot of time and sometimes that time is stolen from the time that the marriage relationship needs. Also see: When Unemployment Hits Home: Seven Ways to Help Your Marriage USCCB Resources: Conflict is normal in marriage.It is more vital than ever that Catholics who understand the teaching of the Church on Birth Control be ever so patient with those who do not.After all, the sad reality is that for 50 years now there have only been a few Cardinals, Bishops, and priests who have given the proper time to this subject matter from the pulpit.I write this for those who are inundated by the media screaming against their Church. They wonder internally "What is the big deal about Catholics using birth control?
He is a Pope who challenges the “comfortable,” or, in this case, challenges the “culture of well-being.”In his homily, Pope Francis warned married couples that the “culture of well-being” tells them that it is better not to have children; he cautioned against the temptation to forsake having children for the lure of material goods.The church teaches that through consecration by a priest the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.The Catholic Church practises closed communion, with only baptised members in a state of grace ordinarily permitted to receive the Eucharist.Lest anyone think that this is a non-issue, magazine ran a cover article in August 2013 about “The Childfree Life: Having it All without Having Children,” complete with a glamorous cover photo of a beautiful young couple sunbathing on a beach—alone, no kids, no sand toys or sand castles in sight.At a time when birthrates are declining to record lows, this issue is a pertinent one.