I just read an article in the Catholic Review that Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will preside at a Papal Mass and wedding ceremony for couples who have been cohabitating and couples who already have children.
The article went on to say “while cohabitating is not in itself a canonical impediment to marriage, it is contrary to the church’s teaching on marriage and sexual love.”
I am completely confused by this latest news from Rome. I have always been taught that a man and woman living together outside of marriage are committing the sin of fornication. Why, all of a sudden, is this not still a fact?
Nothing is said in the long article about these couples going to Confession and repenting for this (IMHO) terrible sin.
Is the Catholic Church I grew up with now changing its policy on marriage. Is it now okay to just “live together” and forget about it?:shrug:
Very soon I am afraid we will hear that same sex marriage is now permitted in the Catholic Church.:eek:
I would appreciate some reasonable answers, please.