Is sexual pleasure a sin?
It's hard to say what is weirder:
A Sister of Mercy writing about the Kama Sutra, sexual desire and "our yearnings for pleasure."
Or the Vatican getting so hot and bothered about the academic treatise on sexuality that the pope censures it, causing it to shoot from obscurity to the top tier of Amazon.com's bestseller list six years after it was published.
Just the latest chapter in the Vatican's thuggish crusade to push U.S. nuns — and all Catholic women — back into moldy subservience.
Even for a church that moves glacially, this was classic. Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, by Sister Margaret Farley — a 77-year-old professor emeritus at Yale's Divinity School, a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and an award-winning scholar — came out in 2006.
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