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Reverence for the Altar?

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  1. Sifo says:

    What is the Catholic church take on women who do not wish to be married but have kids, either through adoption or out of wedlock?

  2. Jael says:

    This from the Catholic Spirit:
    “Children generally thrive best when they are raised by a mother and father who make a lifelong commitment to each other within the bond of marriage. That’s why marriage is a cornerstone of our society.

    It is not a slam on single parents to acknowledge that marriage offers kids certain advantages, such as two parents sharing the responsibility of child rearing, greater financial stability and the day-to-day support of both Mom and Dad as their sons and daughters face the challenges of growing up in a society that too often doesn’t have their best interests in mind.

    That’s why the church promotes marriage and programs to strengthen the relationship among husbands, wives and their children. But this doesn’t change the way the church thinks about children — no matter what their family situation is.
    All children are ultimately gifts from God. The church wants what is best for every child, and it works in various ways to support their physical, social and spiritual well-being.”

  3. Jonathan says:

    “He was gathering generous people who have faith in Christ around the altar to ask them to support a worthy cause at a moment he knew they would be at Mass. They milled around and chatted, something our Lord would understand, but strict liturgists would probably not.” – I would prefer the Liturgist’s way.
    Do those milling about chatting care about the others who want to have some private time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? Also, would the Lord accept this? Perhaps – if this was merely a synagogue meeting where the Sacrifice is not offered, but we cannot know that for sure. In such a situation “Zeal for my Father’s house consumes me” and “My house shall be called a house of prayer” come to mind.