Bahamian Archbishop Speaks Out on Sexual Sins Within Marriage

Kevin Knowles, at the “Catholicism in the Bahamas” blog, reports:
The Archdiocese of Nassau, Bahamas, has come out in support of legislature to deal with marital rape.

“To the extent that the proposed legislation seeks to address the unfortunate reality of marital rape and in the measure that it seeks to preserve the dignity of every person and to safeguard marriage as a covenant of life and love between a man and woman, the Catholic Church offers its prayerful support”, reads an August 27 statement from Archbishop Patrick Pinder on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2009.

Giving the Church’s perspective, Archbishop Pinder said God created man and woman in such a way that through their bodies “it would be self-evident that they are called to love and give themselves to one another in the gift of marriage”, a sacrament according to the Catholic understanding. “By its nature, then, marriage is an intimate union of life and love.” . . . (continue reading)


  1. Nick

    1) Human respect should be taught in schools. It would greatly aid in the regaining of the sense of sin, fear of the Lord, and pure consciences. 2) I love the bishop's photo!3) I will be sending you an email with a theological question in it, something I need help with, just to let you know.

  2. Nick

    Nevermind about the e-mail, I'll just ask it here (if that is okay with you).My question is, do demons cause physical evil? Or is that against Catholicism? I know we believe in the difference between possession and sickness, as even the gospels testify, but, could there be a connection between metaphysical and physical evil?

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