But painful as it is, at least such questions sharpen the process of elimination.
Thanks to this section, you are less likely to endure a steak dinner while your date insists the Pope is personally responsible for the Aids epidemic in Africa or that she thinks she has a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.
The website also asks if you have tattoos or piercings.
Once you have covered the basics, you are then asked to answer “yes” or “no” to whether you support Church teaching on the Eucharist, contraception, the sanctity of human life, premarital sex, the Immaculate Conception and Holy Orders. Is it really necessary to include a questionnaire checking if Catholics accept basic Church teaching?
As Valentine’s Day approaches the majority of us may not be inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s father’s business-like approach to romance.She was slightly older, a recent convert to Catholicism and was still considering her vocation.After a period of discernment, Clare returned from a pilgrimage in Rome having realised that her vocation was marriage and motherhood, not religious life.After eight months of courtship they were engaged and then married. Of course, Clare and James’s story sounds a bit too good to be true and you may remain sceptical.But if you find yourself this Thursday clicking on the “like” button through bitter sobs as half of your Facebook friends announce what a fabulous Valentine’s Day they are having, perhaps it is time to log out and register with Catholic Match instead.