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Authoritative Teaching Regarding

Dating and Courtship Issues

Pope Alexander VII, Various Errors on Moral Matters, Sept. 24, 1665 & March
18,1666:

"It is a probable opinion which states that a kiss is only venial when
performed for the sake of the carnal and sensible delight which arises from the
kiss, if danger of further consent and pollution is excluded."--CONDEMNED
(Denzinger 1140)

Pope Clement V , Council of Vienne, “The Errors of the Beghards and the Beguines”:
1311-1312:
"That a woman's kiss, since nature does not incline to this, is a mortal sin; but
the carnal act, since nature inclines to this, is not a sin, especially when the one
exercising it is tempted."--CONDEMNED (Denzinger 477)