The trouble is the whole issue is bedevilled by the obnoxious phrase "genital acts". If, however, we could instead use the word "tenderness", the matter would sound in a different key. "Love between two persons is to be treasured and respected," the Cardinal says, and the tenderness here implied is surely most deeply and sacredly expressed in the physical terms of love.
Why does the Christian church, of all bodies impose a taboo on tenderness?
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