According to the Pew Center, “Latinos are projected to become an ever-increasing segment of the Catholic Church in the U.S.” Yet many Catholics (myself included) are disenchanted with Church teachings and sex abuse scandals. Earlier this year I was particularly upset when bishops chastised nuns—nuns who live and preach the Gospel, who dedicate their lives to helping the poor and needy. I think women should have a more active role in the Church. I think it is wrong to want to take away a woman’s right to take care of her body. I think it is unreasonable to expect families to use “natural” family planning because sometimes it just doesn’t work. Many of the women I speak to agree that it is unfair to have bishops (men) dictate practices that affect women and their bodies.
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