Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Media Reporting On" Dutch Catholic Church " Has Been Shoddy and Sensationalistic

By now many have heard news stories about the " Dutch Catholic Church " ordering castration in the 50's .

The news articles have been in my view very shoddy and sensationalistic . It appears Get Religion agrees so far. See “Hare, hunter, field” — Castration for deviancy

I spent a great deal of time researching this time of history , a,nd the Church's interaction with it as well as this incident . In fact the Get Religion piece links some interesting and indeed hard reading I discovered last night. That is “Eugenic and sexual folklores and the castration of sex offenders in the Netherlands (1938–1968)” .

I hope to do a post of my own to in the next day or two on this.

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