But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong...truths that our faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #3: Luke , "Do not be afraid, henceforth Will you make mistakes? Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance..get asked about Purgatory, Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments all in rapid fire succession.
I grew up as a member of the homeschool community back when we were hiding from the cops and getting our textbooks from public school dumpsters.
When I was a teenager, my friends started reading this new book called I Kissed Dating Goodbye. After reading it myself, I grew into as big an opponent of dating as you could find.
The underlying problem in such cases is, ironically, that the church has failed to value sexual desire properly. If you are married, you are meant to be attracted to your husband or wife!
Of course, our culture completely overestimates the significance of sexual attraction. Whilst sexual attraction is not the only or the most important factor in deciding whether to marry someone, it should certainly be one of the factors.