Why Are Catholics Obsessed With Sex?: Sex and Christianity, Part 5

Catholics can be quick to critique the splinters they see in the eyes of those whose views of sex they don't share, even as we blithely ignore the planks in our own eyes. But at the root of Catholic obsession with sex is something truly remarkable. We see ourselves as creatures endowed with an ability to reach out to others with our imaginations and our bodies, and in so doing to come close to imitating God.

Read more from Tim Muldoon's series on Sex and Christianity.

  1. Part 1: Sex and Christianity
  2. Part 2: The Sexual Divide
  3. Part 3: Two Sexual Myths
  4. Part 4: My Kind of Feminism

9/19/2011 4:00:00 AM