I think some who look at my blog wonder why I am Catholic. I am proud to be a member of this Church, BUT am extremely upset over two things: Its increasing 'clericalism' and its sick--yes sick--attitude on sexual matters. Let me deal with the sick sex syndrome in this post, and return later to the clericalism.
Let's take the Palin girl's pregnancy. We should be sorry for her. But the Church screams 'no sex and possible pregnancy' outside marriage. Now, I agree. Maybe for reasons slightly different than the Church, but still sexual intercourse should be confined to marriage.
And, as we all know, the Church gets way out of shape on abortion. I personally oppose abortion, but do not consider very early abortion murder. But, never mind, I do oppose abortion.
Now why is the Church sick? Miss Palin at the age of 17 became pregnant. I CAN FIND NO CHURCH OFFICIAL critisizing her in any way. Not even wicked old Archbishop Chaput. Indeed they will probably praise her. After all she didn't have an abortion!!
So my advice to teen age catholic girls. Get pregnant before you marry. But carry the child to term. The Church will lavish you with praise, and your name will much more likely to be put up for sainthood than the poor girl who remained a virgin until married. Sick, sick, sick, of course. But just check the Republican convention with its cadre of Catholic "right to lifers." I hope you get the point. I'm waiting for some Catholic prelate to announce this as the best chance of sainthood!!! Jack