While she suggested we steer clear of Catholics and their church, my heart pounded hard. Scared to speak but compelled to do it anyway, I raised my hand. With surprised eyes and a foot in her mouth, my teacher changed the subject.After school that afternoon—in my first year at the small, private, Protestant school where I would stay through high school graduation—I told my parents what my teacher taught us.
I don't know what the Catholic Church do these days in when one is not a member of the Catholic Church.... If one has to go through a marriage class & so forth, heck, I think every one would benefit from that, Catholic or not.... that b/f or g/f, spouse is asking one to do things out of the will of God and scripture. And if one isn't married yet and this is in your relationship, uh...them!!! Found a way to raise their kids and worship God at the same time...
This was the last Seraphapalooza question, and a controversial one to be sure. (It would have been kinder, however, to call it quits rather sooner than that.) Indeed, you don't have to marry someone just because you have been his mistress for the past ten years and have had three of his children although you should consider it if he's actually available.
In fact, you don't have to marry someone just because you had dinner with him every Friday night for two years.
This does not mean, however, that we should put up with anti-Catholic sneers.
Anyone who sneers at what you love in front of you is not a good friend.