Thursday, April 27, 2006

Catholic Church Changes Policy On Condoms

Now this is a shocker. The Vatican maybe reversing it's stance on condoms. Pope Benedict XVI has asked the church to prepare a document that would theologically allow Catholics with AIDS to use condoms. How the Church will get away with that, after years of condemming condom use, is beyond me. I'm happy that they changed their policy.

"Soon the Vatican will issue a document about the use of condoms by persons who have grave diseases, starting with AIDS," Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, who is in charge of the Vatican's health care ministry, was quoted as saying in Sunday's La Repubblica newspaper.

"My department is carefully studying it, along with scientists and theologians entrusted with drawing up a document about the subject that will soon be made known," the Mexican cardinal said.

There is a God. Or maybe reality set in and the Catholic church realized that abstinence-only policies don't work.

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.

Hat tip to Pam Spaulding.


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