YOUCAT Question n. 407 - Why is the Church against premarital sexual relations?
(The next question is: How can you live as a young Christian if you are living in a premarital relationship or have already had premarital relations?)
This commentary to The Youth Catechism (YouCat) through the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) offers to the reader of YouCat, written in a language suitable for young people, the more extensive and indepth treatments of the CCC. The CCC comments follow any answer to give to the reader additional help in understanding the questions that are discussed, and their significance in his life. It would show what the Catholic Church believes today, and how one can with good reason believe. YouCat and this commentary through the Catechism of the Catholic Church are both exciting, because they speak of our own destiny and so deeply engage every one of us. The structure we find in the Youth Catechism is taken from centuries of catechetical experience: What we believe—How we should celebrate the Christian mysteries—How we have life in Christ—How we should pray. We need to be more deeply rooted in our faith than the generation of our parents, so that we can engage the big challenges and temptations of this time, with strength and determination. Let’s all study this Gospel message, our “pearl of great value” (Mt 13:46).May God bless you.
Fr. Gualberto Gismondi ofm