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Catholic teaching on dating

Compared with the great philosophers of past centuries and modern times, he is the equal of them all; among theologians he is undeniably the first, and such has been his influence that none of the Fathers, Scholastics, or Reformers has surpassed it." (Philip Schaff, When the critics endeavour to determine Augustine's place in the history of the Church and of civilization, there can be no question of exterior or political influence, such as was exercised by St. It is now universally conceded that, in the intellectual field, this influence is unrivalled even by that of Thomas Aquinas, and Augustine's teaching marks a distinct epoch in the history of Christian thought.

Thus, for example, it considers the marriages of two Protestant, Jewish, or even nonbelieving persons to be binding.

Any question of dissolution must come before a Church court (tribunal).

Jesus himself taught that marriage is permanent (Matthew 19:3-6), and St.