|How many times? I.Am.Not.An.Artisan. Darn it!|
So, words change meaning all the time, right? Calling an artist an artisan would have been fine in the Middle Ages, but they would have been a bit grumpy in the nineteenth century, right?
Apparently, "marriage" has come to mean the public recognition of the love between two people.
That's not what Catholic Marriage is.
Catholic Marriage comes with much more, it's a sacrament, it is life-giving, permanent and unitive. As such, it has to be between a man and a woman, it has to be a choice, it has to be life-long, and the spouses have to refrain from separating sex and the creation of new life through the use of artificial birth control.
Marriage has stopped to mean this about a century ago.
We didn't insist on calling Beethoven an artisan, despite the fact that etymology was on our side, so let's have a new word for Catholic Marriage.
We like latin, why not "Matrimonium"?
Maybe that will simplify the discussion with bigot-naming militants?
Actually, "matrimonium" is probably a bad idea, as it was extremely easy to divorce in Roman times.