=aldentre;10550114]If having sex with someone to whom you aren't married is a mortal sin,
Not IF. It IS. Scripture is very clear on this.
then how does anyone get to heaven when you consider:1- Just about every person you've ever met has done it;
False. Some say that are but they are not. Some KNOW it is immoral and love God over self
2- Just about every person referenced in #1 would not truly repent for doing so.
If they don't feel the need to repent then they are rejecting God's grace to repent..
Pretty much every person you meet will tell you that sex is a need, not to sustain one's own life, but for emotional well-being.
Sex is not a need or necessary for emotional well-being. You have bought into secularism if you believe that
And let's face it, they aren't getting married at age 19 or 21 anymore.
There are many celibate single people
Can someone be a practicing Catholic even though they've had sex outside of marriage and didn't go to confession every time they made love to their girlfriend or boyfriend?
No. You cannot call yourself a "practicing" Catholic. How could you? You are a sinner in need of conversion. A young persons goal should be to find a mate that can help them get to heaven. That's what it is all about.
For the sake of humanity and 99% of the folks you see in church, I pray that the answer is yes.
”Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, idolatry, sorcery, jealousy, anger, selfishness, envy, drunkenness, …...I warn you as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God”
No one is tempted beyond their strength. God's grace is always there. God is also patient and He will give sufficient grace to help you abstain.