In our busy single lives, how often do we attend Mass at the same time and same location every week?
When you send her your usual Valentine’s card, signed by her, “secret admirer,” why not pop a gift card in the envelope as well?
The following is a selection of documents related to the Church's teaching on marriage, the family, and the person.
Thanks to this section, you are less likely to endure a steak dinner while your date insists the Pope is personally responsible for the Aids epidemic in Africa or that she thinks she has a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.
Of course, no tick-box exercise can completely assess romantic compatibility.
Once you have covered the basics, you are then asked to answer “yes” or “no” to whether you support Church teaching on the Eucharist, contraception, the sanctity of human life, premarital sex, the Immaculate Conception and Holy Orders. Is it really necessary to include a questionnaire checking if Catholics accept basic Church teaching?
But painful as it is, at least such questions sharpen the process of elimination.
But they both spotted each other praying in the Lady Chapel beforehand.
After eight months of courtship they were engaged and then married. Of course, Clare and James’s story sounds a bit too good to be true and you may remain sceptical.
As Valentine’s Day approaches the majority of us may not be inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s father’s business-like approach to romance.