Posts Tagged ‘Condoms’

Condom artwork of Benedict XVI sparks outrage Comments 4

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Benedict XVI condoms

A decision by an American museum to display a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI fashioned from 17,000 coloured condoms has sparked outrage. The artwork titled “Eggs Benedict” was created by Niki Johnson to spark a discussion about sexual health. She said it was inspired by comments made by Benedict during a 2009 visit to Read more

Catholic educator warns after condom giveaway to teens Comments 1

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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A Catholic education leader is sounding a note of warning after an experiment in giving condoms to teens in a college was hailed as a success. The chief executive of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, Br Sir Patrick Lynch, spoke about an experiment at James Cook High School in south Auckland. Condoms were given Read more

Condom advert paints a painful picture of family life Comments 0

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

An award winning advertisement for condoms  paints a painful picture of family life. Beginning with a disclaimer “Don’t get me wrong. I love kids. They’re adorable and tons of fun to be around,” it goes on to  “shows just how much damage kids can do”. The minute-long  commercial has been described at “borderline melodramatic genius” by Read more

Samoa’s NCC not consulted about free condoms plan Comments 0

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has not been consulted about a plan to distribute free condoms at National University of Samoa (NUS) according to Father Ioane Ono, Chancellor of Samoa’s Catholic Church. He believes NCC wasn’t asked about the matter because those involved feared what the answer would be. News about the condoms reached him via a Read more

Pseudo-Catholic group promotes condoms to Kenyans Comments 0

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

A campaign by a pseudo-Catholic group from the United States to promote condoms to Kenyans has been condemned by the country’s Catholic bishops. The group called Catholics for Choice says its billboard and newspaper advertising campaign gives “an authentically Catholic message”. The “Good Catholics Use Condoms” advertisements show a smiling couple with the wording: “We Read more

Catholic Church in Samoa opposes a plan to distribute free condoms Comments 0

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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The Catholic Church is opposed to an initiative by the health authorities in Samoa to distribute free condoms on the campus of the National University of Samoa (NUS). In response to recently reported high rate of STDs in Samoa, the NUS School of Nursing, Samoa Family Health Association and Samoa Red Cross have joined forces Read more

Use of condoms to prevent disease widely accepted by Faith groups Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Catholic Archdiocese of Suva counsellor Brother Fergus Garrett said they had been very much part of preparation of  two documents, “Fiji Inter-Faith Strategy on HIV/AIDS” and “Pacific Guide to HIV for Christian Ministers, Pastors and Communities”,  from the beginning to the final stage. The documents were launched in Suva last Thursday by the President of Read more

PNG Bishops announce “conscience objection” to condoms policy Comments 1

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has announced its “conscientious objection” to an education ministry directive that requires high schools to distribute condoms to students. “Even if the document issued by the Ministry of Education has many positive points, we cannot be forced to follow a policy which contradicts with Read more

Pope outlines his vision for Africa’s future Comments 1

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Africa’s future focused Pope Benedict’s attention on his second trip to the continent. In his final homily the Pope told some 50,000 packed into a stadium at Contonou and another 30,000 watching on giant screens from outside that corruption is not acceptable, AIDS is mainly an ethical problem and to seek reconciliation in the face of Read more

7 Billion and counting – blame the Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The UN has put out the word that the population of the world  reached 7 billion on 31 October 2011. according to the 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects. It admits the date is symbolic and its calculations could be out by 6 months in either direction. In the press release, issued on 3 May Read more