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Get 6 Free Issues! Singles weigh in on the success and challenges of using modern technology to find love and marry. In his new biography of Pope Benedict XVI, Peter Seewald relates how, long before the internet, Catholics found ways to enter into sacramental marriage and raise children with people who matched their interests but who were not already part of their established social lives.
Seewald describes how a small-town Bavarian policeman named Joseph placed a notice in a popular Catholic weekly on July 11, On this occasion, Maria, age 36, became a successful match. The pair were married less than four months later.
In time, their union would produce three children who distinguished themselves in the service of Christ and his Church. As a result of this union, on Holy Saturday inyear-old Mrs. Ratzinger gave birth to the future pope. Like Joseph and Maria Ratzinger, not everyone gets to marry their old high school sweethearts. And during these strange times, tools of the digital age, whether their users stick with them for long or not, may provide a of hope that young Catholics who believe they are called to marriage want to figure out how to fulfill their vocations, settle down and have traditional families, despite current events.
During the global pandemic, which has brought long periods of confinement at home for most people, Catholics have continued to meet people, date and marry over the last year. Chuck Gallucci, the owner and developer of Catholic Chemistry, a site founded intells the same story. There are more than half a dozen Catholic dating apps with tens of thousands of clients or more.
Each has its own unique approach. Catholic Match uses a questionnaire to ask about levels of agreement with Church teaching on various matters. Catholic Singles and Catholics Kiss are other faith-specific services; however, some Catholics find more general Christian sites or even secular sites to be just as useful for finding a faithful spouse.
Some Catholics on Twitter shared stories about their use of dating apps, both before and during the pandemic, for this story. There were many agonies and ecstasies — and everything in between. Katelyn Greenlee from Vancouver, Washington, is a committed Catholic who was looking to meet a Catholic husband.
Now age 32, she met Kevin, 33, on OkCupid. Dawn and William soon met in person, but William changed his mind. What seemed like a Godsend quickly turned into a nightmare scenario. The Allens now have one child and are expecting a second in September Catholic couples who went ahead with their weddings, albeit on a small scale, during the pandemic have provided a powerful witness.
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