Does the Catholic Church believe this nonsense?
Quoted from the Catholica online bible…
13- "If a man, after marrying a woman and having relations with her, comes to dislike her,
14- and makes monstrous charges against her and defames her by saying, 'I married this woman, but when I first had relations with her I did not find her a virgin,'
15 (3)- the father and mother of the girl shall take the evidence of her virginity and bring it to the elders at the city gate.
16- There the father of the girl shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man in marriage, but he has come to dislike her,
17- and now brings monstrous charges against her, saying: I did not find your daughter a virgin. But here is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity!’ And they shall spread out the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 (4)- Then these city elders shall take the man and chastise him,
19- besides fining him one hundred silver shekels, which they shall give to the girl’s father, because the man defamed a virgin in Israel. Moreover, she shall remain his wife, and he may not divorce her as long as he lives.
20- "But if this charge is true, and evidence of the girl’s virginity is not found,
21- they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her father’s house and there her townsmen shall stone her to death :eek: , because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst.
3  The evidence of her virginity: the bridal garment or sheet stained with a little blood from the first nuptial relations.
4  Chastise him: flog him, as prescribed in Deut 25:1-3.