Passionless Sex Is Ok, Priest Says

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 14, 1992

In a deposition made public in November in an Albuquerque sexual abuse lawsuit, Catholic priest Robert Kirsch admitted that he had had sexual intercourse with a woman, but denied that the action had violated his vow of chastity. He was merely engaging in a "reserved embrace," he said, which is sexual intercourse with "no passion, no kissing, no (ejaculation)," and which he said is not improper under Catholic theology.


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