Desire, Body, and Catholicism

It is not news to have a Catholic art scandal — this goes all the way back to the medieval times.  But Catholic art scandals, for me, bring up questions about body and sexuality in teachings of Catholicism.  In addition, I wonder how much those teachings have influenced non-practicing Catholics.

This recent scandal includes a sexologist named Goedele Liekens who posed with a habit on the cover of her magazine.  In addition, a bag comes with each issue with a candied host, her picture, and text that read:  Take, Eat, This is My Body.  Understandably, Catholics are upset (by clicking this link, you understand that I no way condone the terrible secular tone of the article therein).

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