A study from the Family Research Council, based on data from the University of Chicago, found that the devout have better intimacy within their marriages than those who attend religious services semi-regularly or never. Interestingly, the completely un-observant have a better time than the somewhat observant, suggesting that those who are neither hot nor cold must not emotion or devotion. Devout Catholics did the best of any demographic. The article does note that Catholics, sadly, do tend to engage in some racy practices more than others, too. This quotation pretty much sums it up:
"One audience member questioned Fagan on the 'danger' of selling the idea that Catholics were guaranteed better sex if they waited for marriage. But Fagan said it was clear 'those who are monogamous have the best sex they ever could – because its the only sex they'll ever know.' "
The long overdue third chapter in the Lesser Known Fathers series will, hopefully, be up this weekend. It will be either St. Isidore of Seville or St. Hilary.