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Quick, Put All Your Money into Condoms…

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

From Rueters

More than 50 dissident Catholic groups published an unusually frank open letter to Pope Benedict on Friday saying the Church’s ban on contraception had been “catastrophic” and urging him to lift it.

The letter was published as a paid half-page advertisement in Corriere della Sera, Italy’s largest newspaper, on the 40th anniversary of the late Pope Paul VI’s controversial encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” which enshrined the ban.

I agree with the sentiment of the letter. Hopefully Pope Benedict will go for it. As an aside, Italy has become a much more secular society over the last 40 years and I would credit the inflexibility of church doctrine as a major factor.

Here are some condom ads that are entertaining and instructive…

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Check out this link to a news item from a few years ago. The pope was adamant that condoms were not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. He suggested abstinence as a better alternative. Maybe he could have gone a bit further with that logic and offered the strategy of not peeing as a way to combat the detrimental effects of drought.