There are a lot more things prohibited by the Catholic church than those. It's the longer list that kids start rolling eyes at...the ones like don't have sex until you're married, don't use birth control when you do. If you didn't follow the first rule and did follow the second rule, you have to have that baby, and if you have that baby, you have to have it baptized for which there is a mandatory donation required. We'll ignore the first rule if you get married after you're pregnant and before the baby is born, and if that means you married the wrong person due to youthful indiscretion, then you can't get divorced, but for the right price...oops, donation...you can get an annulment where we pretend neither the marriage, sex nor baby happened. Try to wait until marriage and satisfy some of those urges by your own hand...that's a sin according to the Catholic church too. Is it any wonder teens would just throw in the towel and decide they're already going to Hell so might as well make it worth the trip?
Funny that as an ex-Catholic I find myself defending the Catholic Church.
The first rule of Christianity is that we strive to be perfect but can never hope to be so. The next is the concept of forgiveness - we are not expected to be perfect, but the Church offers a guide for those who wish to do their best according to the beliefs held by the church.
What I quoted [along with the love of God - choosing good over evil as they are classically defined] is the essence of what Christianity demands. But if you expect yourself to be perfect in order to be a Christian, then you will be quite alone.
When a young adult I left the C church and tried a number of others. In the end, what I came away with is that they all have the same basic message. And a church is not some place like a courtroom; it is a place to find people who have similar beliefs and who offer support in striving to live up to these beliefs. I have often been shocked [aghast, actually] at the attitudes expressed here as they have nothing to do with the church that I knew intimately for twenty years.
If you want to talk about the holy rollers who speak in tongues and roll around on the floor in fits, that's another issue.
I have never heard of anyone who had to pay to get their marriage annulled. What's more, it would be extremely unlikely to be annulled if the couple had produced a baby. However, I believe that divorces are granted now. This is all one reason why the Cs are so big on counseling young people who plan to get married. They won't marry just anyone you know. They try to make sure that the kids are mature enough to handle the responsibilities, and that they understand what they are getting into.
I left the C church and quit attending any churches because in some cases I became disillusioned with the people who run the churches. For me, one of the most difficult aspects of religion is separating the flaws of those promoting the beliefs, from the beliefs themselves. By definition, even the best priest or most devout christian is still a sinner. Also, the rituals grew old and boring, and I certainly do not accept many of the beliefs that are unique to some churches, and even some beliefs that are common to most churches, but I could never find fault with the essential message.
As for the money bit, I can only say that our church was very poor and was barely kept afloat by a very sharp priest who managed to keep the doors open [church and school] on far less money than was needed. And even priests need money to live.