posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:49 AM
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Ritual sex and the Catholic Church: I've read that, back in the old days, people were forbidden from having sex of certain days of the month PLUS
Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, holy days, Lent, Advent or some god-awful list of prohibited days like that. It's a wonder any children were conceived
, there is no birth control, and plus most Catholic couples consist of real
. So, they had to avoid certain days of the year just to keep the family numbers under 20
I say this ha-ha only seriously, because we have quite a few Catholic families up here in Canada, not to mention especially in Quebec. Often, up
here, you still hear of families with 15-25 children. The first question out of my mouth (being a boor, as I am) is usually "Oh, is your family
P.S. I'm remembering a conversation I had with a Quebecois brother from my Lodge recently. His mother had something like 6 or 7 kids or something.
She then, apparently, went to the priest and said "Listen, I'm tired of being pregnant all the time, I'm not going to have any more children."
So, the priest would not allow her to take communion (this is in Quebec, remember, where traditionally all aspects of gov't have encouraged women to
have lots of babies). Fortunately, she moved to another church with a more reasonable priest.
[edit on 23-6-2004 by AlexKennedy]