Sunday, April 30, 2006

Commentary: “Catch-22 Condoms: If Catholics Use them, They’re Sinning, If They Don’t, They could Die”

Regular readers of this Blog may find Toronto Sun columnist Marianne Meed Ward’s critical overview the Catholic Church’s policy regarding the use of condoms of interest. She writes that “The explosion of AIDS, particularly in Africa where social mores tolerate male promiscuity but demand female availability to husbands. It's a death sentence for monogamous wives, who are infected by their husbands. Add to that the special burden of being a devout Catholic wife: You're not allowed to use a condom to deter an AIDS infection, because the by-product of condoms is pregnancy prevention. And pregnancy prevention is considered "intrinsically evil" according to the Catholic catechism.”  She finds that there is dissent on the application of this policy coming from various high-ranking Church officials. Source.  Marianne Meed Ward, Torontosun.com. To read Ms. Ward’s commentary, please click here (last visited April 30, 2006, reo).

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