Friday, July 25, 2008

In A Lifetime

"More than 50 dissident Catholic groups have issued an open letter to Pope
Benedict saying the Church's ban on contraception has been catastrophic.

The letter published as a paid half-page advertisement in Corriere
della Sera
, Italy's largest newspaper, urges the pope to lift the ban.

It appeared on the 40th anniversary of the late Pope Paul VI's
controversial encyclical Humanae Vitae, which enshrined the ban.

Pope Paul's encyclical, written in 1968, has been defended by his successors John
Paul and Benedict.

The Church teaches that nothing should block the possible transmission of life..."


Anyway, anybody who thinks that Catholic dogma is the reason African men don't use condoms is extremely naive and more interested in church-bashing than the facts about Aids in Africa. The Church doesn't help matters with its position, but they are not the cause of the problem.
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