- Apr 10, 2011
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- Sydney, Australia
Thanks, Punch.Punch said:The truth is very much more nuanced. Sorry if my statements came out that way, since I was not even thinking of the Fathers when I wrote that. I would say that people that have been married and gone through the trials and tribulations, as well as the joys of marriage have a better idea of what they are talking about regarding marriage. As to the rules and regulations, simply being married does nothing about that. I have been studying those longer than I have been married, so I am not ignorant of them. My Godfather, a monk, once told me the following when I asked him some questions about living a Holy life. He said "You are a married man, so seek your guidance from a married priest. I fight a different battle than you do and should not be advising you on matters that I do not know. Since the priest has a wife and a family, he will be better able to advise you." That is what I had more in mind when I wrote the above. A single guy can quote the Fathers as well, if not better, than I can.akimori makoto said:I have sympathy with this, but you are kinda suggesting that people who have not been married have no idea about the sacraments of the Church or the teaching of the Fathers, while you have automatically acquired such knowledge simply by being married. Surely the truth is somewhat more nuanced.
Anyway, I am constantly being told by hobby lawyers what the law is, so I suppose we should all just get used to it.
You are generous and, I think, right on this point.