What’s the Church’s, at least the RC, stand on arranged marriages? There are still cultures today where this is practiced and perfectly acceptable. I know this is a huge no-no in Western culture, but what of those cultures that accept it?
I heard a wonderful Homily regarding arranged marriage from a RC priest in Hong Kong about 11 years ago. He wasn’t really advocating arranged marriage but sharing a beautiful story about love, so he gave it in a context of a person he knew who’s marriage was arranged by the family yet remained married for a long time, for the rest of their life.
Anyway, thats besides the point, so what’s the stand then concerning free will on marriage and arranged marriages?