She has made comments about the Nightline segment with Christopher West, but I think she is off target with her comments. They are mostly ad hominem and don't address the content. Also, she says she gets the "gist" of the theology of the body, but apparently she hasn't studied it. She says:
“My feeling is that Christopher West has become famous because he started discussing the Theology of the Body, which is extremely appealing topic. The difficulty is that, in the meantime, he became so famous that I do believe he has become much too self-assured and has lost sight of the extreme sensitivity of the topic.”
This is “very troubling” because what she calls the “intimate sphere” is something “very mysterious, very profound, something that has a direct relationship with God.”
“My feeling is that his vocabulary and his way of approaching it totally lacks reverence.”
“Reverence is the key to purity,” she told CNA.” The intimate sphere “is not a topic of public discussion” but is “extremely serious.”
“It seems to me that his presentation, his vocabulary, the vulgarity of things that he uses are things that simply indicate that even though he might have good intentions he has derailed and is doing a lot of harm.”
She said people should not forget that we have been “profoundly affected” by original sin.
It seems to me that she is over-reacting and has some puritanical tendencies in here thinking about sexuality.
She then says:
“I’m shocked and horrified by the words that he uses. His mere mention of Hugh Hefner is to my mind an abomination.”
The reality is that if we avoid the topic, we are condemning millions to a life of shame when they hide the problem of pornography. We need to bring it into the light and talk about it honestly and openly. Also, West is not comparing JPII and Hefner, but contrasting them. Let him speak for himself: