Apr 8 2019
At this Month's Veritas meeting, we will continue with a theme and look at the tremendous importance which marriage has in a true understanding of the Catholic Faith as a whole: the sacramental life, the spiritual life, the moral life, and how all of this is a part of Christ’s redeeming and spousal love for the Church, His Bride. The talk will also include a brief history of magisterial teaching on marriage from the Council of Trent onward, and give particular focus to the importance of sexual complementarity, chastity, and an honest look at the threat which contraception increasingly poses to the marital bond. Father Cassian DiRocco is a native of Southern California. After having served as a school psychologist on the West and East Coasts, he discerned a calling to the Holy Priesthood. His priestly studies were completed in Rome, where he obtained a doctoral degree in theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. He is currently ministering at St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento, California, an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.