Category Archives: St. Jerome

Embracing no fault divorce is the natural result of elevating romantic love to a moral force.

Some time back my wife and I watched the old TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962).  It is interesting to watch old shows like that because they give you a sense of the Hollywood propaganda of the age.  One line … Continue reading

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Like a rutting buck.

Having shared the arguments of both St. Jerome and St. Augustine on sex in marriage (which again are not RCC doctrine*), I want to look at what the Bible says.  As several readers have noted, Song of Solomon literally sings … Continue reading

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St. Augustine on sex and marriage.

As promised, here are some quotes from St. Augustine’s Of the Good of Marriage. New Advent explains that Augustine’s work is in response both to St. Jerome’s writing on the subject, as well as the original piece by Jovinianus that … Continue reading

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St. Jerome on marriage

The other day ConantheContrarian asked for a source for the idea that it is shameful for a man to have passion for his wife.  I offered the example of St. Jerome in Against Jovinianus (Book I), written in AD 393: … Continue reading

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