Question from Lupe Rivera on 4/14/2008:
Why do some priest continue to say that our at mass?
I think that this gives young girls a reason to go out and have sexual relations before getting married.
She was betrothed to St. Joseph that in Jewish Tradition she was already married as I understand.
Is this right or wrong?
Thank you amd God Bless.
Answer by Fr. Jay Toborowsky on 4/17/2008:
Though it's not clear, I think you're saying that some priests talk about Mary being an "unwed mother". Yes, you're correct. In Jewish law, engagement to be married was much more than just a ring on a finger. Sadly, in this world today, many believe that a couple engaged can have the same sex life of a couple married (especially when there are so many living together).