Catholic view on dating

"It is a pity that girls can never be made to realize that the most alluring and attractive thing about them is the aura of innocence and unsophistication that surrounds them.

It is the whiteness, the untrodden snowness of their souls that is their chief charm, and they never make so fatal a mistake as when they throw this away.

It violates their sense of what is proper, but, at the same time, they do not want to be regarded as prudes or Puritans.

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His long and intimate experience with youth well qualifies him to speak. fifteen to twenty-five per cent of those who begin with hugging and kissing, eventually "go the limit", continues the Judge.

"Fifty per cent of the original ninety per cent indulge in half-way sex intimacies that wreck the health and morals alike . "The second great danger of cradle courtships is that of immorality passionate petting, kissing, parking in an automobile in lovers lanes and the like.

When curiosity is strong in any department of the mind, experiments are likely to be set up to dissolve that curiosity.

And constant, close companionship between boys and girls in courtship right at the time when curiosity about sex is strongest, is bound to bring the less disciplined into trouble." "It is true that not every kiss or embrace between those keeping company is a sin.

Any normal person is fully aware that under certain circumstances passion was meant by nature to take over.

The kiss was by God and nature intended to make men and women grow passionately excited.

The kiss is under those conditions the normal and natural prelude to physical union.

We cannot say in general, then, that kissing is sinful or not sinful. As regards our views about kissing, they are really not ours.

This is a question we have often been asked during our years of pleasant association with young people.

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