Erika Bachiochi, J.D., will discuss her book, "Women, Sex and the Church," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Gemmell MPR.
Erika "challenge[s] the common misconception that the Catholic Church's teachings are antiwomen and anti-sex. Rather, [she] believes that it is precisely the Church's controversial teachings on abortion, sex, marriage, and contraception that bespeak the Church's love of women and reverence for sex. Recent empirical evidence reveals just how harmful breaking from these teachings has been for women, their children, and our culture over the past few decades. Indeed, [she] argues that contrary to popular belief, following Church teachings on sex and marriage, in spite of the sometimes arduous difficulty of doing so, actually helps women to flourish-physically, emotionally, relationally, and socially."
-- from the Introduction of Women, Sex and the Church
This event is part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series, "In God We Trust?"
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