Catholic morality today is in a mess from clergy to laity. It has been in a mess with the “new moral theology” of the early to late 70’s epitomized by Fr. Charles Curran of Catholic University in Washington, DC and by others.
What would happen in an ordinary form parish if a priest preached this one Sunday, obviously being somewhat delicate with some of the delicate mortal sins there are, in describing them in a public way? I feel the priest who wrote this article becomes a bit too pornographic in his description of sodomy. Is that necessary today? How would EF Catholics react to such a graphic description????
The modesty issues highlighted here appear to me to be somewhat puritanical or Jansenistic. Catholics from the Mediterranean area, not to mention the Orthodox, as well as those of us in coastal regions where beachwear at the beach is quite common and dress for Mass a bit more relaxed, would snicker!
What say thou?