Shutterstock The sins of the Catholic Church are without peer in the wretched annals of Western Civilization. It ostracized and punished and often killed those who dared challenge its divine authority. Chastity belts and mohair shirts and self-flagellation. The dead-flesh smell of incense, the rote torture of Mass and the rosary, the constant screaming threats of hell, hell, hell… The Catholic Church has been a naughty, naughty boy. It is the largest, longest-running Fetish Ball in history.