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Vatican condemns nun’s book on sexuality

“Sex as a path to human joy and fulfillment”, “self-satisfaction”, “homosexuality as a choice”, “divorce”, “re-marriage”. Those are not concepts you expect to hear from a Catholic nun. Unless she is Sister Margaret Farley, a Yale affiliated scholar devoted to ethics and theology.

Farley’s book “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics”, published in 2006, was recently condemned by the Vatican. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Holy Inquisition, passionately criticized the book, saying it’s in total contradiction with what the Catholic Church stands for. Thus they banned the book from their schools’ sexual education programs and even wrote negative reviews on Amazon. Can you imagine? The Holy Inquisition criticizing a book on Amazon.com?!

Sister Farley says traditional morals are wrongly focused almost exclusively on sex, seeing the human body and desire as taboos. On the contrary, she suggests sex should be guided by the principles of justice and freedom of choice. It’s ironic that with this condemnation, the Vatican has boosted Sister Farley and her book to international stardom.

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This entry was posted on June 7, 2012 by in NewsFix Now.
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