Respectfully submitted by Lawrence Rafferty (rafflaw)-Guest Blogger
We have discussed the alleged War on Women in past blog articles here on Prof. Turley’s blog, as well as the Roman Catholic Church’s attempts to silence the Nuns over their support of Obamacare. The Vatican is now battling the good Sisters over the alleged evilness of Masturbation! The Vatican’s watchdog office called “The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith” has come out against a book written by Sister Margaret Farley’s in 2006 titled, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, because, among other evil statements, the female author states that masturbation never hurt anyone. Such heresy!
Let me state up front that I just can’t imagine why one of the world’s largest religions, entirely led by men who are sworn to celibacy would be against masturbation? Does Pope Benedict really think that his priests do not masturbate? These are the same men who continue to hide child molesters from civil authorities on an international scale, but they cannot sit back and let any women suggest that masturbation is harmless!
Maybe the Vatican is just upset that this nun is getting the royalties and not the real experts on the subject. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell uttered the evil word many times on a recent TV segment during his defense of Sister Farley’s book.
“Coming to the defense of Sister Margaret Farley’s 2006 book “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” O’Donnell displayed an image of a crucifix and the Bible with the word “rewrite” just below them, then thanked the Vatican for bringing Farley’s book to his attention before launching into his tirade. As it would happen, he said, the church’s office that “spends its time deciding which books to hate” was, until 1908, called “The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition.” O’Donnell was speaking, of course, about “The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith,” which took issue with Farley’s book and singled out her positions on three specific things: masturbation, same-sex relationships and divorce. And in particular, they called self-pleasuring “an intrinsically and gravely disordered action” that poses “grave harm” to Christians — whereas Farley suggested that no harm has ever come of it.” Raw Story
Now, I realize that this story isn’t the most important issue that is confronting the nation, but I was struck at the sheer arrogance of the Vatican’s hypocrisy. Allegedly celibate men wouldn’t think of ever pleasuring themselves, right? At least not according to the official word of the Vatican. I would think that if the Vatican was smart that they would take the high road and keep their pie hole shut and worry about the evils that their celibate men have exacted on the world’s youth. I guess doing the right thing only works in the Bible. Don’t the Cardinals and Bishops know that masturbation might actually prevent cancer?
Researchers in Australia did a study and asked men with prostate cancer and those without prostate cancer about their sex habits. The results might surprise the Vatican.
“They found those who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to develop the cancer. The protective effect was greatest while the men were in their 20s. Men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life.” BBC
I am not suggesting that all priests should masturbate in order to help save their lives, but when is the last time that you heard of a priest developing prostate cancer? Hmmmm??
I will be attending the 48th reunion of my St. Lambert’s Catholic Grade School class this coming weekend and I don’t know if any of our good Benedictine Sisters are still alive or if any will be in attendance, but if they do attend, I will let them know that I appreciate their fellow Sisters taking a stand against the Male dominated Roman Catholic Church and its attacks on Catholic women speaking their minds. What’s that old saying, “Behind every good Church is a Good Women”? I think I have that right!?