Monday, November 22, 2010

The Vatican Blinks on Condom Use

This is major, in a small way: the Vatican permits Catholics worldwide to use condoms on a very limited case or bases. According to

Vatican officials insist it's nothing "revolutionary," but to many other people Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments regarding condom use mark an important moment in the battle against AIDS and an effort by the pontiff to burnish his image and legacy.

Just a year after he said condoms could be making the AIDS crisis worse, Benedict said that for some people, such as male prostitutes, using them could represent a first step in assuming moral responsibility "in the intention of reducing the risk of infection."

Weird and small way of taking a mini-step forward.

The world is changing.


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