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)

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