Cohabitation, Concubinage & the Council of Trent

cohabitationSociologically speaking, little comparison can be made between the form of concubinage that was popular in the Middle Ages and today’s marital alternative known as cohabitation. But from the Church’s standpoint, there is one particular point at which modern cohabitation and medieval concubinage converge; it regards both parties as engaging in fornication, sex between unmarried persons.

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