It’s a good idea to get your date on the parish calendar as soon as possible.
It’s also important to talk with the parish priest or deacon or pastoral minister about what the parish allows and expects in a celebration.
That’s unfortunate, because the sacrament contains a wealth of meaning that goes well beyond a chance to profess our faith.
Those who addressed this issue often suffered for it.
Some were reprimanded by their Superiors, others were moved out to the farthest, most undesirable location in the diocese.
It was so very painful for orthodox Catholics to endure.
When 98% of Catholics and non-Catholic alike have used some form of birth control something has gone terribly wrong.
Most Catholic parishes will require you to complete a pre-marriage inventory as part of the marriage preparation process.
These inventories typically involve a series of questions that each person answers individually; usually they take about an hour to complete.
There is also growing evidence that marriage preparation programs significantly reduce the risk of divorce.
Marriage preparation programs take different forms, but they all aim to help couples talk about issues that may not have come up while they were dating, such as finances, raising kids, chores, family backgrounds, conflict resolution, and gender roles.
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.
Only Satan, himself, is clever enough to have worked his way into that many bedrooms.