Actually from what I read, it is the REPORTER who confuses the two.
As to the statement that the Church teaches sex is dirty, that would violate it’s Tradition:
“Let the husband fulfill his duties to his wife and likewise the wife to her husband…” 1 Cor 7:3
"And God blessed Noah and his sons ans said to them “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth…” Gen 9:1
“The acts in marriage by which the intimate and chaste union of the spouses takes place are noble and honorable…Sexuality is a source of joy and pleasure” CCC 2362
I try not to get bogged down in what is printed in Secular press, it will always be twisted or contain error (as you pointed out confusing the Immaculate Conception with the Virgin Birth).
Thank the Lord for EWTN and other Christian Networks to help us sort through the daily “news” of the world.
Sincerely in Christ,