Letter: Catholics can enjoy sex

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The Independent Online
ROGER FISKEN (Letters, 19 June) must not be allowed to get away with his preposterous assertion that the Catholic Church believes that sexual intercourse is 'inherently wicked'. To quote from the recently published Catholic catechism: 'The Creator himself established that in the generative function, spouses should experience pleasure and enjoyment of body and spirit. Therefore, the spouses do nothing evil in seeking this pleasure and enjoyment.'

In case Dr Fisken thinks that this direct contradiction of his assertion is something newly thought up, it is itself a quotation from a discourse of Pope Pius XII in 1951.

Alan Pavelin

Chislehurst, Kent