A Dominican nun, Sister Lucia Caram has come under severe attack over comments she made about the birth of Christ and the status of his mother, Mary as a virgin.
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The nun’s comments has been denounced vehemently in a statement by the Catholic Church
Sister Lucia made the “blasphemous” comments when she on a Christian talk show during the weekend.
“I think that Mary was in love with Joseph and that they were a normal couple and the normal thing is to have sex,” Caram told Risto Mejideon during Sunday’s Chester in Love program.
Most Christians including those of the Catholic faith believe that Jesus is the son of God and he was conceived by Immaculate Conception.
“It’s hard to believe and to take in. We’ve stuck with rules that we have invented without reaching the true message,” she added.
The Bishop of Vic in a statement condemned the actions of the nun and asked the laity to desist from debating people on the virginity of Mary.
“The belief that Mary was a perpetual virgin forms part of the faith of Church from its beginnings and that this truth of faith was collected and proclaimed by the Second Council of Constantinople, being the primary Marian dogma observed by Catholic and Orthodox Christians,” he said. “Such statements do not conform to the faith of the Church.”
Sister Lucia is well known for her controversial statements and she is also vocal in her support for Catalan Independence from Spain.
The nun has over 180,000 followers on Twitter and has appeared on numerous chat shows and cooking programs.
She also made certain comments on the Risto Mejideon show. “Sex is a way of expressing feelings and love and forms a part of all people,” she said. “The Church has treated the subject as dirty and secret but I think it is a blessing”.
Mejide also asked her whether she masturbates. “Just as I told you that I am a virgin and that I have never had sex, I also tell you that I do not masturbate,” she replied.