I do think that there is a relationship… most agree… it is the RCC views on condoms…. Every school holiday, the church holds seminars and tells local young people not to use condoms. There is absolutely no difference in sexual gratification unless the foreskin is tight and splits during intercourse in which case it works in the opposite direction to that which you suggest. The ultimate solution would be for the prostitute to follow the teachings of the Church and find a moral profession. Why bother reading it?? You say on the one hand anyone who disagrees is putting their own interpretation to all words and on the other that people can understand each other.
Pope Francis: Condom Use to Prevent AIDS Is Perplexing Issue for Catholic Church
Some posters take a phrase out of context or use a general admonition and use it to justify positions the Church has always opposed. I am pessimistic whenever the full Gospel is compromised by failing to teach. Donna, You are correct male circumcision is not against the teachings of the church. Using condoms has been shown to reduce HIV transmission by around 80 percent. Posted by Mark on Sunday, Nov, 21, Posted by John Schuh on Sunday, Dec, 5, 2: The simple truth that the Bible is the book of the Church, a treasure handed down by the Church and possessed by them only because of the Church.
Pope Interview: Benedict XVI on Condom Use to Prevent HIV - TIME
Although Pope Benedict used the example of a male prostitute, the Vatican has clarified that his comments applied to both sexes. But he also had a broader vision: These terms are understood to include contraception and abortion by UN agencies, national governments and international agencies. Pope Benedict's words -- and the Vatican's hard line against homosexuality -- further harm prevention efforts. During an in-flight press conference on the return trip from his six-day visit in Africa, a German journalist asked the pontiff: Caritas International is active in countries providing food, counseling, medicine, employment, and education, as well as working to eliminate stigma.
Yes, the act is contraception, and the use of a condom or a pill, or whatever would be the means. The pope is being interviewed. The development minister of the Netherlands noted, "It is extremely harmful and very serious that this Pope is forbidding people from protecting themselves. They were wary yet curious of outsiders, and both waved and said hello. Clergy should not be immune from the same merits of evaluation. His predecessor, Pope John Paul II, often said that sexual abstinence — not condoms — was the best way to prevent the spread of the disease. These things have always been known to be illicit; the Pope said nothing and thus changed nothing in either category.