Church control of sex

Catholic Church leaders believe it to be their duty to guide lay people in matters of sexual morality. Indeed, they should do so where true sin is involved. However, ignorance and misguided zeal have led to unjustified interference in people's private lives, a problem still continuing to this day.

Examples of such unwanted interference concern: the use of contraceptives, gay love, not allowing any exception to abortion, calling masturbation a mortal sin and treating menstrual periods as unclean.

The following video clip describes the intolerable control of sexuality exerted by the Church in the Middle Ages. By imposing presumed 'sins' on people's consciences in cases where no such guilt exists, the Catholic Church continues unwarranted psychological control in our own days.


AMRUTHA. novel by John Wijngaards
how to escape outdated Christian sexual morality
The Christian Enjoyment of Sex Frequently Asked Questions
Fantasies Nakedness Contraceptives Guilt Homosexuality Masturbation
Is love simply sex? When is sex sinful? Periods
New Focus in Catholic Sexual Morality - academic sources Origin
of negative attitudes to sex

Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

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Natural Law and Conscience Synod on the Family 2015