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For sum up, there is a venial sin or at least a presumption of a venial sin if the couple practices the marital act:
Before Sunday Mass and before Holy Communion:
After Sunday Mass and after Holy Communion:
After Mass and after Holy Communion:
Before Mass and after Holy Communion:
On Ash Wednesday:
The Holy Week:
The Holy Days:
This type of moral theology on the marriage act is very sad, very negative, not in favor of sexual love within the couple. For me, behind there are a lot of theological mentalities very weird.
The Conjugal manichaeism or the conjugal manicheism, the conjugal pessimism, the conjugal rigorism, the conjugal moralism, the conjugal puritanism, the conjugal victorianism, the conjugal sexism, the conjugal masculinism, the conjugal negativism, the conjugal prudentialism, the conjugal alarmism, the conjugal machism, the conjugal absurdism, the conjugal simplism, the conjugal reductionism, the conjugal antipersonalism.
In the past ,the points of view of some theologians on the marital act were so special, strict, uptight. Now i understand why some husbands had disagreements with the priests, thus with their faithful catholic wifes (false devotions) on the time, the frequency, the why and the what for, the how of marital act.
The couple is not a monk, a nun, a priest, a bishop, a friar, a sister, a catholic clerc. I am so happy that during the XX century and the XXI century the popes were working on this topic for improving the understanding of the moral natural law of the marital act.
I know what you mean about this, but I think that the theologians would have seen it differently. They would have thought that they were just trying to find the appropriate place for sex in God's order. For example, as to the issue of timings, the argument would have been that there are certain times when a person's mind should be on prayer and the things of God rather than on sleeping with one's wife or husband. True, it may seem a bit rigorist to us, but you can perhaps see where they were coming from.
I'd also note that even the 18th century theologian concluded that sex is essentially good, so we're not dealing with an unhealthy anti-sex mentality. The theologians were just trying to figure out, as best they could, how to harmonise our sexuality with God's law.