It is certainly curious to imagine that the confessional will serve as a source of information to enter a marriage morals and ethics on the family. Is not difficult to imagine what listening to a priest in a confessional: a husband confesses to having misled his wife with another woman; then the wife tells her that he is fighting with her husband; i.e. the confessional become a receptacle of marital sinners and their pathologies, but little about a marriage alive, healthy and happy, which should be based on their positive experiences, give an example of married life to follow. Is an adequate source of inspiration therefore the confessional theologians develop their ethics? However the question on this topic which is most heard on the street is: what can you tell a priest in a confessional to a man overwhelmed because it has done something evil, who probably does not know how to solve the problems in his marriage? What will it take to House this poor man or this poor woman? It is true that part of the dispute revolves around whether the priests they can give marriage counseling or not, that seen from a critical perspective, would be comparable to as if a single doctor would read about diseases but had never treated a patient. Yes we have the example of a married man for 40 years, has raised to 2 or 3 children and known experiences and everyday struggles in the couple, and as a parent, we will recognize that this is not learnt in any school, nor in any book about early childhood education. Each child is unique, and with his wife he will have lived hundreds of different situations of that learning. How can priests who do not know these problems the least daring to provide help in this difficult matter? At least could give as guidelines the ten commandments and the Sermon on the mount, saying the person who goes to them: returns home and thinks if you’re doing agrees with the Sermon on the mount.
But no they should absolutely carry out marriage advice. There is no that No wonder that matrimonial morals of the Catholic Church has been too long something oppressive, if you think only on the prohibition of the contraceptive pill and the condom, or all the precepts that arrived even up to the bedroom of the spouses. The ecclesial helplessness in such a matter, is expressed among other things, that flees toward general considerations. Recently have seen him again in an unintelligible statement of the Pope, who said the following regarding the relationship between the man and the woman in all seriousness: ‘the man-woman relationship, with its uniqueness, reciprocity and complementarity, is without doubt a main point of the anthropological issue, which is so decisive for contemporary culture’. Once more the Church gives samples that farther away is an issue, as many more phrases and words without meaning employs, it only tries to hide a deep ignorance of it. Original author and source of the article.