Posts Tagged ‘Condoms’

Archbishop Martin does not expect women priests in his lifetime

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
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Women priests are unlikely to become a reality in the Catholic Church during his lifetime, says retired Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. Martin (78) also discussed clergy sexual abuse and policies of the Church, including the ban on condoms during the AIDS crisis. “I’d be very worried about consultations, which lead to frustrated expectations which Read more

Ultra conservative group in USA orchestrating proxy war with Pope

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

An ultra conservative movement in the US which has links to the Evangelical Churches and to conservative economists,  is behind the opposition to Pope Francis according  Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager. He is the recently reinstated Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta. “What the pope says about the world economy naturally angers them and they are Read more

Condoms distributed by Catholic aid group

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Condoms are being distributed by a Catholic aid group in South Sudan. Justifying his group’s actions, the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) president Bruce Wilkinson,  said “there are women in Africa who need to be protected by a condom.” A past president of CMMB, John Galbraith, said the keys to fighting AIDS are: “abstinence, be Read more

Francis critiques question about condoms in Africa

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Pope Francis has told a journalist asking about condom use to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa that the question posed is too small. The Pope answered the question during a session with reporters on his plane flying back from the Central African Republic on November 30. The journalist asked if the Church should Read more

Condom artwork of Benedict XVI sparks outrage

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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