Roman Catholic Study on Sex

RayneBeau

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In the midst of the sexual revolution, the Roman Catholic Theological Society of America established a committee to do a complete study on human sexuality with the hope of "providing some helpful and illuminating guidelines in the present confusion." The committee's pronouncements represented a sharp repudiation of every traditional teaching regarding sexual morality. The proper meaning of sexuality, the committee concluded, was not the satisfaction of an animal urge but the means by which people can break out of their isolation and "attain communion with one another." Sexual congress, whether premarital or extramarital, was thus elevated to the status of a sacrament. Regarding sexual morality, the committee decided that sex was moral if it contributed toward "integration" (i.e., communion with the partner). "Destructive sexuality," in the committee's opinion, "resulted in personal frustration and interpersonal alienation."
Does it sound like this RCC ordered "study" was really initially conducted to clarify the once held RCC stance on sexuality, and their pre-Vatican II teaching that sex in marriage was only for reproduction?
 

jonathan_hili

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In the midst of the sexual revolution, the Roman Catholic Theological Society of America established a committee to do a complete study on human sexuality with the hope of "providing some helpful and illuminating guidelines in the present confusion." The committee's pronouncements represented a sharp repudiation of every traditional teaching regarding sexual morality. The proper meaning of sexuality, the committee concluded, was not the satisfaction of an animal urge but the means by which people can break out of their isolation and "attain communion with one another." Sexual congress, whether premarital or extramarital, was thus elevated to the status of a sacrament. Regarding sexual morality, the committee decided that sex was moral if it contributed toward "integration" (i.e., communion with the partner). "Destructive sexuality," in the committee's opinion, "resulted in personal frustration and interpersonal alienation."
Does it sound like this RCC ordered "study" was really initially conducted to clarify the once held RCC stance on sexuality, and their pre-Vatican II teaching that sex in marriage was only for reproduction?
The Catholic Theological Society of America is not an official Catholic institution and has been extensively criticised by Vatican committees (especially the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith).
 

balshan

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Unity is in maintaining the body, not in agreement. Even Catholics who are criticised for their theological stances still remain Catholics (unless they become schismatic or heretics).
Your institution is NOT the body, it is not in agreement with the true body.
 
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