Catholic Guilt About Sex ‘Is A Myth’

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Catholic guilt about sex is a myth, although religious people in general tend to feel more guilty about sexual ‘sins’ than other people, according to a new poll.

Kristen McGuire‘s insight:

I think I would like to see more on their methodology. How does one measure "guilt" – or even define it? To consider something a sin, implies more guilt by definition than those who are not clearly defining a sin with particular practices.


Great picture, though. And – "guilt" is not the point – but being cut off from the fullness of grace open to us in Christ jesus. So, to the extent that the findings show that people believe in mercy (in addition to justice)…I’ll take it.

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About Kristen West Mcguire

I'm a wife and mom. Sometimes I work, and sometimes I homeschool and sometimes I just meddle, Although I worked at a military chapel for a few years and even taught CCD, most of my life I have been just a pew-sitting, kid-shushing Catholic mom. Since my conversion in 1992, I've been propositioned to join Opus Dei, Regnum Christi, the Neocatechumenal Way, Cum Christo (at least I think that is what Ultreya meant), and at least a few third orders, I just don't go for that extra stuff. I'm a Plain Jane Catholic.
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