What does the catholic church say about sleeping with a member of the opposite gender?

NOT having sex. Just sleeping.

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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  • Misty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    As far as I know there is no official teaching on "sleeping" with the opposite sex.

    However the Church does advise that we avoid "near occasions of sin." If such a situation would be tempting for either person it would be best to avoid it.

  • David
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Catholicism is The only true Christian Faith. Catholicism leads to eternal happiness in heaven, since Catholicism teaches a full gospel, because Catholicism teaches We are saved by Christ's grace alone, through faith and works done in charity inspired by the Holy Spirit for salvation, and that is a true gospel of works (Galatians 1:6-9). For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God--not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:8-10)

    It's clear from the Book of Acts in the Bible that Catholics existed during the days of Acts. And Is where the word Christian was invented.

    Evodius was the first Bishop of Antioch a Catholic, and he is credited with being the first person to call the followers of Christ, "Christians", as shown in Acts 11:26. See Eusebius, book 3, chapter 22.http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05653a.htm

    Saint Ignatius (35-107), the second Bishop of Antioch wrote a letter to the Smyrneans in 107 A.D..

    In this letter is recorded the first known use of the words "Catholic Church"...

    Catholicism existed for Centuries before any Protestant sect was formed .Centuries after Jesus formed the First church the catholic church.. Those in the Book of Acts are the first Christians, and they believed what would be called Catholic doctrine today. ANYONE can read the Book of Acts for themselves and see. Had Protestantism existed during the time of Acts, the first Christians would have rejected It completely Because the Bible was not yet formed neither the doctrines of OSAS , Faith alone, and Sola scriptura. .

    Also there's Heretic Christians who also completely rejected Catholicism, long before Martin Luther was even born. At the Council Of Nicea they were rejected and were called Arians. Which is why we have the belief In the Trinity they rejected the heretics.

    And there is no "pope" in the Bible Because they were called Bishops Which is what they are still called. Every "pope" is a Vicar Of Christ.

    There were ALWAYS saved believers outside the catholic , who did not know The full truth of Catholicism but that was by the grace of the savior they would have been catholic if given the time.

    Catholicism saves. By Only believing in Jesus alone for salvation, That is what the Catholic church teaches.

    The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! :D The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell, is by believing

    We believe in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,

    maker of heaven and earth,

    of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

    the only son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father,

    God from God, Light from Light,

    true God from true God,

    begotten, not made,

    of one being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation

    he came down from heaven:

    by the power of the Holy Spirit

    he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

    and was made man.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

    he suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again

    in accordance with the Scriptures;

    he ascended into heaven

    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory

    to judge the living and the dead,

    and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

    who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].

    With the Father and the Son

    he is worshipped and glorified.

    He has spoken through the Prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead,

    and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

    I'm not a "protestant". I'm a saved believer in Jesus

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on the circumstances. Can you spoon to share heat if your plane crashed into the side of a snowy mountain? Sure. Should you share a bed just because neither of you want to sleep on the couch? Probably not. That would be called the "near occasion of sin". (i.e. too tempting)

    Basically, if you're thinking about it and looking for validation that it's ok from us, you probably shouldn't do it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm sure it has no opinion on "sleeping" as long as you're not "sleeping" with them.

    I'm just guessing, but the reasons why you're asking likely have nothing to do with "sleeping", do they?

    By any chance, are you really trying to ask us what the Catholic Church thinks about "sleeping" with someone you really really like when no one else is around to see that you're just "sleeping"?

  • 1 decade ago

    It is called by the church, and the other christian groups ,"The Near Occasion Of Sin."

  • 1 decade ago

    This is not advised as it does two things...

    1) Places you in proximity of the "near occasion of sin" - Which means it could lead you to sin

    2) Scandalizes others - Which means it causes others to think things may be happening. This is known as the sin of scandal...

    GOD BLESS....

    Source(s): I'm CATHOLIC...
  • 1 decade ago

    it is not important What does the catholic church say! your feeling is important

  • 1 decade ago

    They say you can't do it if the other guy is snoring too loud.

  • 1 decade ago

    which century and pope dear?

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