Religion: Tempest in a Cappuccino Cup?

A papal comment on "adultery " between spouses raises a ruckus

You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery." But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

—Matthew 5:27-28

When Baptist Jimmy Carter admitted to Playboy magazine that he had violated Christ's commandment against lust in the heart a time or two, it produced one of the sillier sideshows of the 1976 presidential campaign. Now John Paul II, in a public comment that drew on the very...

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