One thing that has been bugging me for a while is the fact that the catholic church forbids and denies the right of marriage for those who can’t procreate. I just don’t understand this and am hoping that someone can explain away this frustration and almost anger at the church for the audacity of it…
[quote=Genesis 2:23-25]23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called 'woman, [a] '
for she was taken out of man.”
24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
Nothing said about children here… Let’s try again…
[quote=Joshua 15:15-17]15 From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher). 16 And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 17 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.
Nope, nothing about children…
[quote=1 Corinthians 7:1-3] 1Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry.[a] 2But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. 3The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
Here he is saying that it is because of immorality not bearing children that we should marry…
I just don’t see it. Somebody please explain why a couple in love can’t marry within the catholic church if one or both are incapable of having children. Why is this any business of the church?