Sunday Revelations: Papacy and Condoms

from Berkeley Blog Malcom Potts

All the world knew when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, that a half century of Soviet tyranny was over.  Last month Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged that the use of a condom might save a man from dying of AIDS.  The Pope had the wisdom not to write an encyclical but to make a few remarks to Peter Seewald, a German journalist he trusted.  Already the Vatican is backtracking on the meaning of this statement, but there can be no doubt that this change in policy signals the fall of a theological wall around human sexuality, which has imprisoned Catholics for one and half millennia. Now the Pope’s Berlin Wall has been breached , and there is no return. read more

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