Catholic Sex Teaching is No Laughing Matter

June 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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It happens a lot these days. I get together with some other post-Vatican II Catholics and we start joking about the stupid things the Vatican or the bishops have done lately. For a while, my favorite contribution was the title of Andrew Rosenthal’s New York Times blog piece, “First Nuns and Girl Scouts, Next Dora the Explorer.” Now I’ve added Archbishop Sean O’Malley’s observation at the recent meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that the group may need some help with public relations. Ya think???

Trouble is, this stuff really isn’t funny. In point of fact, a number of official Catholic statements on sexuality—it’s invariably sexuality and gender they’re riled up about—are downright dangerous.

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