My strong feeling is that the Catholic church should put its own house in order instead of trying to terrify its members into submitting to its beliefs by telling them that they are "sinners" and will therefore suffer eternal damnation if they don't repent and do penances on a regular basis.
Guilt is a very powerful emotion. As far as I can see this is what the Catholic Church is based on. It's disgusting to make people feel this emotion when they have done nothing wrong, than perhaps love someone not suitable - or just the wanting to be free of ties, and not intending to do anything inherently wrong. I truly don't understand why a person should be so confined.