First one. RCC view is that the purpose of marriage is for procreation. Does that mean that infertile Catholic couples cannot marry in the Church? What about older couples who are beyond the age of child bearing. Can they marry in the Catholic Church? I said I would never mention the RCC again and yet here I am. What's up with that? My partner and I were both raised Catholic before we became Buddhists. The Catholic Church is very against gay marriage, and they use this doctrine that marriage is for procreation in order to not marry gays and lesbians. I'm ok with them not marrying gays and lesbians but I'm not ok with them organizing and spending alot of money to defeat civil marriage equality. I guess I will always have some sticking points there with the RCC. My family is Catholic, and they were horribly rejecting to my father for being gay. This seems to be why I get my buttons pushed with some Christians. Old family history.