The children’s exquisite clothes did not match their ripe old age of seven. They were decked out for May Crowning in their first communion clothes in honor of our Blessed Mother, flowers in hand. As they waited in line to process down the center aisle, the beauty of the scene was felt by all. One young man in the line knelt down next to the girl beside him and asked her to marry him. She proceeded to hit him with her flowers.
The play was phenomenal. The acting far exceeded what one would expect from junior high students. They had acted their part so well, and now it’s time for the final scene on the foot bridge. Both Harold and Marian sang beautifully. At the end of the song they looked deeply into one another’s eyes through the end of the song as we clapped. They had played their part so well, I thought, “Hurry up, finish clapping they’re not old enough to date, and they are playing their parts so well!”
92 Questions, they are quite a tradition here. The Bishop was the original author, these were the questions used for confirmation a few generations ago. Bishop Conley has changed a few of them. Here are four of the changes with the references for them:
- For whom did God make marriage? CCC 1601, 2360; Gen 1:26-28; Eph 5:31
One man and one woman
- Is it possible for two men or two women to get married? CCC 2360, 2357; Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:9
- When can a man and woman begin living together? CCC 235; 1 Cor 6:18-20
Only after their marriage
- What are the three marriage promises a husband and wife make to each other? CCC 1640, 1641, 1664; Mt 19:6; Gen 1:28
Faithfulness, permanence, and being open to having children
Gender identity, there is so much of life packed into the way God creates. I’m seeing it in our school in so many blessed ways. May grace and the truth enable our children to see clearly in a cloud covered culture. God bless us all.