Hi Caroline – welcome to the board. You pose a lot of questions! ” title=”Smile” />
From what I know a marriage can work – it all depends on what you put into it and how clear expectations are and that you both communicate well.
As for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I know what you are referring to, but I am not sure of an explanation. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable in that area can help answer that.
Yes, there are charismatic Catholic churches. Try a Google search. I don’t know how common they are, but they do exist.
As for music selection, it depends on the parish. Some Catholic churches do use more contemporary music and some like to use what’s been used for centuries. That older music is a part of our heritage and so some parishes incorporate songs that everyone is already familiar with. Different people have different worship styles and different music directors are the same. ” title=”Smile” />
Hope this helps! Please keep writing with more questions. I wish I had more time to respond right away, but I am hoping that some of our other members will jump in. ” title=”Smile” />