A recent U.S. News and World Report article offers yet another reason to attend church every week. Several studies cited by USN&WR staffer Elizabeth Flock suggest that devout Catholics have more and better sex than any of the other demographic groups studied. Leave it to Denise McGonigal, OLMC’s Director of Adult Religious Education and resident expert on The Theology of the Body to uncover, as it were, this gem of an article.
The research studies themselves aren’t new, one having been published in 1992 and the other in 1994. For those of you interested in crunching the numbers, you’ll find plenty of links to the studies, as well as the organizations that conducted them. Plus, there’s a link to the Amazon page for a 2008 book that, were I not already Catholic, might send me running to sign up for RCIA.
Critics will contend that the studies are biased, that the sponsors have an axe to grind, etc. etc. Bah! The world’s full of critics. Personally, I’m happy to find a small oasis in the desert of anti-marriage, anti-spiritual popular culture. We are called to evangelize, and many of us find it hard to do. Sharing this article with our unchurched brethren may be a step in the right direction. Think of it as the good news about The Good News.
Here’s the article–