Church to blame for breakdown of families?

When I met Eammon McCann for the first time at Leviathan last week I discovered, much to mine and the audience’s surprise, that he retains a deep and abiding interest in Ancient Greek and the Cannon Law of the Catholic Church – even if there’s little affection for the latter. This week he argues that the Catholic church has had a more corrosive effect on family life than the current target of the Christian right in the US, the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey.

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