You can defend your toxic religious institution all you want. As far as I'M concerned, there is NOTHING good about the Catholic Church, and I'm very glad I had the freedom to kick all of its toxic baggage to the curb over 25 years ago. I still consider that one of the best decisions I ever made.The Church is now taking care of the sex scandal, unlike the public schools. You are right, the Church deserves to be chastised for that. But the scandal aside, can't we also praise the good things the Church has done for society? The Vatican never collaborated with Nazi Germany, it was technically neutral, unfortunately, but Pope Pius XII often denounced Hitler. Plus St. Maximilian Kolbe, a franciscan friar, sacrificed himself to save a Jewish man's life during the Holocaust. Tell me about those rapes and abortions on nuns that the Catholic Church was involved in? Where's your proof? How about we talk about the Rabbis who stole millions from charities or the Imams who praise 9/11? Afraid to talk about that because you are an Anti-Catholic bigot? The Vatican created the University system, the Vatican was responsible for research of so many brilliant discoveries throughout our history, the Vatican has done more than you'll ever do in life. When you have humans running things it won't always be perfect because we have free will. Yes Jesus taught us a lot of things that you'll probably never understand because of your intelligence. Do your research before accusing the Church of these conspiracies.
Women who aren't mentally shackled to its archaic doctrines regarding sex and contraception, myself included, can decide for OURSELVES whether to be mothers or not, and for those who choose motherhood, how many kids EACH of us wants. We don't have to pop out four, five, six or more kids because the church forbids the use of reliable contraception. It's wonderful how much freedom women have when we AREN'T members of the Catholic Church.
Motherhood: OPTIONAL, not required.