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Forgive Me Father, For I Am Sick

I know Jesus often referred to himself as the divine physician (Mt 9:12 & Mk 2:17), but the medicalization of sin seems to be getting a bit out of hand lately.

Take for example the case of Fr. William A. Traylor. He was caught viewing pornographic material on a church computer, but after some treatment from the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, his pornographic problems have supposedly been cured, and he'll be back in the parish in time for Christmas.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for forgiveness, but the notion that pornography is merely a medical condition that can be easily treated seems naive at best, and advocacy of an abandonment of any personal responsibility.

"It's not my fault, I caught the Playboy virus. These things happen, but I've been treated." Or in the confessional, "Forgive me father for I am sick, it has been six weeks since my last treatment. Over the course of those weeks, I have contracted severe cases of greed and lust."

Speaking of that treatment, Father Traylor noted:


"The therapy program has given me a better understanding of my strengths and vulnerabilities, as well as a new set of insights and tools to be a healthier man and priest," the letter said. "For the disappointment, confusion and hurt my mistake has caused, I am sorry."

Sounds to me like he really needs a good dose of the theology of the body, and the rest of us could use a little more confession, one of the few known ways to nip this nasty medicalization of sin in the bud.

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