Pope says condom is OK in some cases

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  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein

    What do you think of that?




    Pope Benedict condones condom use in some cases - book

    Added: Saturday, 20 November 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Thanks to SomersetJohn, Hammert1me and Ranting Socrates for the link

    Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", according to a new book.

    He said condoms could reduce the risk of infection with HIV, such as for a prostitute, in a series of interviews he gave to a German journalist.

    The Vatican newspaper ran excerpts on Saturday.

    The comments appear to soften the Roman Catholic Church's hardline stance, which until now had banned the use of any form of contraception.

    When asked whether the Catholic Church is "fundamentally against the use of condoms", the Pope is said to have replied, in the book entitled Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times:

    "It of course does not see it as a real and moral solution.

    "In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality," he said.

    The Pope gives the example of the use of condoms by prostitutes as "a first step towards moralisation", even though condoms are "not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection".

    The pope says that the "sheer fixation on the condom implies a banalisation of sexuality" where sexuality is no longer an expression of love, "but only a sort of drug that people administer to themselves".

  • designs

    Does the Pontiff recommend any particular Brands....

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein

    Iam not sure if flavoured condoms would get Pontiffs aproval... But various colours should be OK...


  • designs

    Anyone tried the Glow N The Dark ones

  • MarcusScriptus

    The current pontiff’s comments are neither a new teaching nor doctrine nor dogma. They are an illustration of how objective moral theology in Catholic terms can be applied in a certain theoretical or exceptional situation. Neither the pontiff nor the Church at large advocates prostitution, and there is no change whatsoever on the Catholic Church's stand on the use condoms.

    For more information regarding this: http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/vatican-spokesmans-statement-on-condoms/

  • designs

    I guess then his Holiness is leaving Brand choice up to the individual.

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