Pope says condoms justified to stop AIDS

Pope says condoms justified to stop AIDS

There are 40 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 23, 2010, titled Pope says condoms justified to stop AIDS. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI clearly acknowledged Tuesday that the need to prevent diseases like AIDS could outweigh the church's long opposition to the use of condoms.

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Big Al

Springfield, MO

#23 Nov 24, 2010
MsSheryl wrote:
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If you want 15-20 kids and can SUPPORT THEM YOURSELF, go for it. Most couples don't want that many - anything wrong with that?
I agree with you. That’s why I haven’t considered myself a Catholic for over 40 years. I’m just saying I understand the Pope’s logic based on the Church’s understanding of right and wrong.
Peter Paul and Mary

Elmhurst, IL

#24 Nov 24, 2010
So Catholics are taking condom lessons from someone who professes to be the mouth of God of some sort, isnt allowed to have sex - at least that anyones aware of and.....uuummmm.....with what gender and age or even allowed to be married?
I'm thinking birth control was created specifically just for the catholics - so THEY DON'T pro-create. Which means they're sinning all over the place...because this goofy religion still exists.
I have it under good authority that sex was meant for much more than pro-creating. Its a shame that some of you will never realize that.
lol

Fall Creek, WI

#25 Nov 24, 2010
Kids could support themselves if the gop did not sell out America. I am tired of animals blaming the kids for GW Bushs war crimes and crimes against humanity that ended America. To blame anyone except the gop the good old pervs is an insult to anyone not a member of the ignorant part the GOP. They do not want healthcare for themselves they want to give healthcare to japan. If that is not out right stupid waht is. Gop working on new legalation. Cops and security searchers will get new search tools that will vibrate just like the ones they have at home in the closet with the kids.
Robbie

Edenton, NC

#26 Nov 24, 2010
Oh, since he started using them now it's OK for the rest of the world to use them????

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#27 Nov 24, 2010
Big Al wrote:
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I agree with you. That’s why I haven’t considered myself a Catholic for over 40 years. I’m just saying I understand the Pope’s logic based on the Church’s understanding of right and wrong.
Same here - I also dropped out of that cult once I realized it's not sinful to use one's sense of reasoning.

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#28 Nov 24, 2010
Peter Paul and Mary wrote:
So Catholics are taking condom lessons from someone who professes to be the mouth of God of some sort, isnt allowed to have sex - at least that anyones aware of and.....uuummmm.....with what gender and age or even allowed to be married?
I'm thinking birth control was created specifically just for the catholics - so THEY DON'T pro-create. Which means they're sinning all over the place...because this goofy religion still exists.
I have it under good authority that sex was meant for much more than pro-creating. Its a shame that some of you will never realize that.
Good (and sensible) post! Happy Thanksgiving.

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#29 Nov 24, 2010
Big Al wrote:
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I agree with you. That’s why I haven’t considered myself a Catholic for over 40 years. I’m just saying I understand the Pope’s logic based on the Church’s understanding of right and wrong.
Sorry - I forgot to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving :)

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#30 Nov 24, 2010
Robbie wrote:
Oh, since he started using them now it's OK for the rest of the world to use them????
Robbie - good observation - and accurate. Happy holiday :)
Big Al

Springfield, MO

#31 Nov 24, 2010
MsSheryl wrote:
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Sorry - I forgot to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving :)
The same to You.

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#32 Nov 24, 2010
Big Al wrote:
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I agree with you. That’s why I haven’t considered myself a Catholic for over 40 years. I’m just saying I understand the Pope’s logic based on the Church’s understanding of right and wrong.
Agreed, and Happy Thanksgiving!

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#33 Nov 24, 2010
Sorry Al, I already said that :)
New Guy on the Block

United States

#34 Nov 25, 2010
Where does this guy Haas come off, telling the Pope he is wrong and telling the Pope's publisher to can the book?? I think Mr. Haas can wave goodbye to his job at the Vatican!

Since: Jan 08

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#35 Nov 26, 2010
Prairiedoggy wrote:
So this is great news for Catholics....they can use a condom any time they want, so long as they say it's to prevent AIDS.
I think the same arguement could be made for gay marriage: "I want to marry a man, in order to prevent infecting a woman with AIDS".
Once again, the Catholic Church after saying it's beliefs are cast in stone (tablets), manages to adjust them for the times.
PRAIRIEDOGGY:WHO ever said that Church Beliefs are cast in stone????I don't understand where people get these'numbnuts'ideas from.Church Belief is based upon Past Teachings;Inspiration;Current Realities!!!!I finally can begin to agree with the Vatican.NEXT,will come the Ordination of Women to the Holy Priesthood."Two-Thumbs-Up ."

“Call me Sheryl please”

Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#36 Dec 1, 2010
Robbie wrote:
Oh, since he started using them now it's OK for the rest of the world to use them????
Robbie (I like that name, by the way)- don't forget, what the pope says is also "binding" in heaven - guess they're using condoms there too, huh?

Since: Jan 08

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#37 Dec 1, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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Robbie (I like that name, by the way)- don't forget, what the pope says is also "binding" in heaven - guess they're using condoms there too, huh?
In Heaven;only on matters of Church Dogma;not condom use.

“Call me Sheryl please”

Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#38 Dec 1, 2010
chizmarlan wrote:
<quoted text>In Heaven;only on matters of Church Dogma;not condom use.
I know - ex cathedra (from the chair). But I don't believe he has any power in any case.

Since: Jan 08

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#39 Dec 2, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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I know - ex cathedra (from the chair). But I don't believe he has any power in any case.
Sheryl,Doubt is natural in todays world.The Vatican KNOWS much more;than it releases to the faithful.

“Call me Sheryl please”

Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#40 Dec 2, 2010
chizmarlan wrote:
<quoted text>Sheryl,Doubt is natural in todays world.The Vatican KNOWS much more;than it releases to the faithful.
chiz, with all due respect to you, what does it "know"? It only believes.

Since: Jan 08

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#41 Dec 2, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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chiz, with all due respect to you, what does it "know"? It only believes.
Hi Sheryl.NO,the Vatican has access to written records,considered forbidden knowledge;and too dangerous to release to the faithful.It's the same as the Gov when they are asked about UFO's;they cover-up with the 'dopiest'answers that even a chimpanzee could 'see through.'

“Call me Sheryl please”

Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#42 Dec 2, 2010
chizmarlan wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Sheryl.NO,the Vatican has access to written records,considered forbidden knowledge;and too dangerous to release to the faithful.It's the same as the Gov when they are asked about UFO's;they cover-up with the 'dopiest'answers that even a chimpanzee could 'see through.'
Interesting and thanks!

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