Naturism/nudism – may Catholics join?
Naturism – called ‘nudism’ in the USA – means living and playing free of clothes in sheltered surroundings.
Nudism celebrates the beauty of the human body. It is our profound Christian belief that God has created us as we are, and that our human bodies, as they are, should be enjoyed and taken care of as God’s precious gifts.
Nudism also celebrates our human freedom. Discarding clothes is highly symbolic of liberating one self from conventions, unwarranted restraints and anxieties. “For freedom Christ has made us free!” (Galatians 5,1).
We know from the Gospels that Jesus himself and the Apostles felt no false shame in laying off their dress (see for instance John 21,7). Jesus and his followers must have washed themselves in the Jordan or other ponds, undressing as they did so. Also, people were baptised naked
read more – Source: The Body is sacred