15 Jul 2010
Are these ideals applicable today? Is this “too much”? Or would leaning back in this direction help our youth bring dignity back to courtship?
Full article here with large chunks below.
Couples had to navigate through an established and inflexible etiquette developed over time to protect the woman’s character and good name thus ensuring her viability on the marriage market, but needless to say made courtship very difficult.
The Rules and Prohibitions of Courtship
There were very specific rules and prohibitions to forming an attachment.
- Formal means of address
- Discreet conversation
- No intimate touching
- No correspondence
- No gift-giving
Modes of … Read the rest...read more
Posted in Catholic Church, Courtship, Family Life, Modesty, Parenting | Tagged austen, chaperones, character, Courtship, dancing, discreet, emma, formal, gentleman, gifts, jane, Lady, name, parents, prejudice, pride, proposal, Rules, sense, sensiblity, touch, touching, walking, Wedding Gowns | 3 Responses
16 Jun 2010
An important but often unacknowledged angle of the abortion debate involves the serious effects that legalized abortion has on men.
A recent scandal surrounding John Edwards, former North Carolina Senator and US presidential candidate, brought this issue into plain view. Mr. Edwards publicly acknowledged an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter in the summer of 2008, a few months after pulling out of the presidential race. Even after admitting to the affair, however, he continued to deny having fathered Ms. Hunter’s daughter, Quinn, until January of 2010 when he finally admitted that he was, in … Read the rest...read more
Posted in Abortion, Bioethics, Catholic Church, Family Life, Healthcare, Masculinity, Pro-life News, Religion | Tagged Abortion, Bioethics, Catholic Church, center, Fr. Tad, Healthcare, life, making, Masculinity, national, Pacholczyk, pro, Pro-life News, sense | 1 Response