A young Catholic couple in our parish who are living together just had a baby. Both of these young parents are from devout families and they KNOW this is wrong. I attended a baby shower a few weeks ago. I did feel funny about it, but every baby needs clothes and other things…
Yesterday I was wondering aloud to a friend whether the mother needed anything else. My friend talked to the girl’s mother and called me back, saying that they needed meals. I wasn’t certain that the couple was actually cohabiting but she said yes, they most definitely are. I feel very strange about bringing a meal to them in this situation, as if I’m making the statement that I think their living arrangement is fine. I didn’t tell my friend I’d bring a meal…I told her I’d think about it…but she wants to know if I am.
What would you do?