Another thought, and I'm sure the gentlemen that said this to me isn't the only one who thinks like this. I jokingly said to him "Keep out of trouble" and his response was a very serious "I don't need to keep out of trouble, I'm Catholic!" I did a double take and asked him what he meant. His answer was, "I can do whatever I want to, that's the beautiful thing of being Catholic. I'll just go to confession on Friday and everything is taken care of. It's a beautiful thing."
I had to explain the "sin of persumption" to a Hindu girl who had catholic friends like that. They'd really given her the wrong end of the stick on the whole Confession thing. Never mind the fact they coudl die between fornication and confession, then where would they be?
I dislike the notion that people are so ignorant in this day and age. My parents were from the sexual revolution generation, and as such, have a lot non-catholic ideas. I was taught those ideas. The same ideas were prevelant throughout my entire Catholic schooling. Even heard them from priests. The whole fornication was bad back then because of risk of pregnancy and STDs but now we don't have to worry. An old man could only be comfortable if he had a virgin daughter to sell into marriage. So fornication is okay now. Contraception is respsonible parenting. What does some old pope know? These ideas never sat well with me. Then I found the Internet. I understood why such ideas are wrong.
Anyone who has access to this site, has access to the internet. There's nothing stopping them from learning the Truth. They owe it to themselves. This isn't some backwater village in Africa or some oppressed communist Chinese region. There's no excuse for the modern, Western Catholic to not and understand their faith. If people have time to troll through profiles on a singles' site they have time to Google the catechism. Seesh, its not theoretical physics.