Catholicism and inter racial dating

19-Feb-2017 01:33

But if it did deny inter-racial marriages, with what justification did it use to change its opinion?

Anyway, my main question is, did the Church ever deny inter-racial marriages? Furthering my study of race & religion prompted me to this question.

I have not heard of any instances where the Church opposed the advancement of civil rights for blacks. Furthermore I added, It has never been the policy of the Church to, as the OP put it, "obviously follow the norm (in order to avoid persecution." Far from it. Yes, the light of historic perspective does illuminate the Church in a favorable light with respect to racism.

The Church never condemned interracial marriage, thought I did read a sort of "Catechism" or booklets or something by what I believe was a priest from about 50 years ago, saying people of different colors should not marry, this was NOT due to him being racist, but because American society a whole was racist, so an interracial marriage would be too burdensome on the couple. I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Churchs faithful" (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis 4). Yes, with special dispensation a Catholic could marry a non-Catholic or non-Christian. He was from Semite or Semitic origins, which belong to the Caucasian race. Too bad that the same cannot be said with respect to antisemitism.

Please don't ascribe the behavior of individuals WITHIN the Church to the entire Church as a teaching institution.

Can you provide any official Church documents (papal encyclicals, etc.) that encourage or espouse anti-Semitism?

Interracial marriages Not officially, though there were of course some instances of individual priests having some level of prejudice.

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See, for example, historic Catholic teaching against blood libel. Caucasian refers to a region people are from if you look to one source, or if you look to the person who coined the term "Caucasian race" Christoph Meiners, Jews were very definitely NOT on that list.Anyway, my main question is, did the Church ever deny inter-racial marriages? I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Churchs faithful" (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis 4). Furthering my study of race & religion prompted me to this question.But if it did deny inter-racial marriages, with what justification did it use to change its opinion? There were probably individual churches that did, but to my knowledge the official teaching of the Catholic Church has never prohibited interracial marriage. James Coyle was martyred for the faith after he performed interracial marriages.Does anyone know what the state of affairs is there, at this time?I recall that the Church was reaching out to try to heal things in recent memory.

See, for example, historic Catholic teaching against blood libel. Caucasian refers to a region people are from if you look to one source, or if you look to the person who coined the term "Caucasian race" Christoph Meiners, Jews were very definitely NOT on that list.Anyway, my main question is, did the Church ever deny inter-racial marriages? I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Churchs faithful" (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis 4). Furthering my study of race & religion prompted me to this question.But if it did deny inter-racial marriages, with what justification did it use to change its opinion? There were probably individual churches that did, but to my knowledge the official teaching of the Catholic Church has never prohibited interracial marriage. James Coyle was martyred for the faith after he performed interracial marriages.Does anyone know what the state of affairs is there, at this time?I recall that the Church was reaching out to try to heal things in recent memory.As we were talking, Dan asked about the cross around my neck.