I heard that the Church encourages couples to go to Confession before they get married. And for couples who live together, they encourage them to live apart for a time.
But what if a Catholic couple–like so many–don’t have a problem with cohabitation, and they refuse to live apart before the marriage, and therefore also refuse to confess it. Ought the Church marry such a couple?
If the Church marries such a couple, they would receive the sacrament in mortal sin.
And if the Church won’t, then…well, I guess their options are:
*]Leave the Church
*]Civilly marry only
*]Find a Protestant pastor who would marry them