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November 23, 2010

TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION

Church tests the water on condoms

(Thanks to Joe in Japan)

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As a male prostitute, I can say with all sincerity that I am deeply grateful to his Popeness for clearing this up for me.

They're trying at least to improve the situation and they are making moral progress.

Yup. I'd say they've progessed right up to the, oh I don't know, 17th century.

(And yes, I'm a practicing Catholic).

Thou shall not comfort thy staff with thy rod, but if thou doest, wrap that rascal, playa!

Diplomacy is "clarifying" a statement from one who is supposed to be Infallible.

I don't think "the water" is what they should be testing them with, IYKWIM...

The Church was slammed because several years ago they said Catholics could not use condoms to protect themselves from Aids. They're changing their position on this and I'm glad. I'm also a practicing Catholic and I have to tell you, most Catholics, at least the ones I know, use birth control anyway. We feel real guilty about it though.

Dr Janet Smith, a consultant to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, said the Pope was not speaking about the morality of condoms but the state of people using them. ''If someone was going to rob a bank and was determined to use a gun, it would better for that person to use a gun that had no bullets in it.''

Still not clear on this - if I'm robbing a bank, do I need to use a condom or not?

, it would better for that person to use a gun that had no bullets in it.
But if you're shooting blanks, why the condom?

Let me explain this mtb and wiredog. Wait a minute I'm thinking................okay, sorry but I don't understand it either. But we also do part of our Mass now in Latin and I don't understand that at all. I usually just mouth the words until we get to Gloria in Excelsis Deo. I can say that and do so with a great deal of enthusiasm. Our Priest forgets some of us were born AFTER Vatican II and never learned the Latin prayers.

*Wonders why the nuns are all snickering*

Ah, modernizing the Church.

Yo, yo. Lookie heah, y'all.

Let's give it up fo J-Naz and A-posse Twelve!

It only took the Church 200 years to admit the solar system is heliocentric, and another 150 years after that before it exonerated Galileo. However, Pope Benedict may not be sure about that -- see the last five paragraphs here.

Be patient -- the Church will probably permit condoms in a few hundred years, with misgivings. At least it's making progress, unlike the Wahhabi Muslems and others.

You can use the Bible to support any position about sex; the issue is power, not doctrine. If you can convince people to yield control of their most intimate relationships, you can control them in many other ways.

Remember, 300 Trojans can stop an invasion.

Oops -- Spartans? Never mind.

Rubber dub dub, 3 men in a tub. The Pope says it's OK.

So pedophile priests can use condoms, too. Since their victims are too young to get pregnant, it's not contraception. And if they do use condoms, that means there's some glimmer of morality that may result in redemption. Hallelujah! Can the Catholic Church tie itself up in any tighter knots?

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