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RELIGION: Vatican denounces again

Letter by Jacqueline A. Rickert, Federal Way on June 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 9 Comments »
June 11, 2012 10:34 am

Re: “Vatican denounces nun over book on sexuality” (TNT, 6-6).

It looks like the leaders of my church are at it again. The article stated that the Vatican office said that the book by Sister Margaret A. Farley, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” was “not consistent with authentic Catholic theology” and should not be used by Catholics.

I’m old enough to remember when the church not only told me what books not to read, but also what movies not to see under pain of sin and even not to read the Bible since as a layperson I was not capable of understanding it. What a breath of fresh air the Second Vatican Council was.

I haven’t read Farley’s book yet; my copy is on order. But I’ve read enough about the book to assume that the reason it is being denounced is because it discusses same-sex relationships, birth control, divorce and remarriage.

Wouldn’t it be something if all the Catholic women who have ever practiced artificial birth control purchased this book? It would probably make The New York Times’ best-seller list!

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