A positive development from the Vatican

Checking the headlines today, I found a welcome surprise in the Vatican’s new position on using condoms to prevent the spread of HIV, particularly in Africa:

After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the pontiff will end the Catholic Church’s absolute ban on the use of condoms.

He will say that it is acceptable to use a prophylactic when the sole intention is to “reduce the risk of infection” from Aids.

While their previous position was abhorrent and this position is largely an ideological baby step, I feel the need to give credit where credit is due, so I must congratulate the Catholic Church for doing the right thing.

After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the pontiff will end the Catholic Church’s absolute ban on the use of condoms.

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About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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2 Responses to A positive development from the Vatican

  1. Infidel753 says:

    I wonder what, if anything, they’ve got to say to all the people who are currently HIV-positive due to having adhered to the Church’s previous position. “Oops, sorry. we didn’t mean you to do that after all…..”?

  2. Meng Bomin says:

    Heh, I’d say that the chances of them doing that are slim to none.

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