Friday, May 11, 2012

PELVIC POLITCS AND CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

Some of the darkest chapters of the history of the Catholic Church are the result of intolerance, inquisitions, which hunts and power struggles.

It may not be up there with the Spanish Inquisition or the show trial of Martin Luther, but the US Conference of Catholic Bishops official  into Girl Scouts' activities seems to be a little wacky.

The cookie pushing, merit-badge hungry organization has drawn the ire of the Bishops. The root of their evil, taking positions unpopular with the Catholic hierarchy!

25% of the Girl Scouts membership are Catholic. Many troops use Catholic school facilities for activities and meetings.

The positions that seem to have spooked the Bishops include granting memberships to transgender girls and partnerships with Doctors Without Borders, which supports family planning.

I wonder if the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has investigated the use of birth control amongst the faithful?

 A battle has erupted between Catholic bishops and the Obama administration over providing free contraception coverage as part of health plans for workers.

The Guttmacher Institute Study titled “Countering Conventional Wisdom: New Evidence on Religion and Contraceptive Use"  shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives.

Seriously, do the Bishops  realize how silly they look!

It may not be the Diet of Worms but it feels like 1521! 






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