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Media Spin on Pope Benedict's Condom Comment is a Lie

So is the Holy Father saying it is morally good for male prostitutes to use condoms? The Holy Father is not articulating a teaching of the Church about whether or not the use of a condom reduces the amount of evil in a homosexual sexual act that threatens to transmit HIV. The Church has no formal teaching about how to reduce the evil of intrinsically immoral action. We must note that what is intrinsically wrong in a homosexual sexual act in which a condom is used is not the moral wrong of contraception but the homosexual act itself. In the case of homosexual sexual activity, a condom does not act as a contraceptive; it is not possible for homosexuals to contracept since their sexual activity has no procreative power that can be thwarted. But the Holy Father is not making a point about whether the use of a condom is contraceptive or even whether it reduces the evil of a homosexual sexual act; again, he is speaking about the psychological state of some who might use condoms. The in

Write to the Carmelites if you need Prayers for Yourself or your Family

Stop for a moment of silence, ask God what He want you to do next. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet. [ ] [ ] [ ] Addresses of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in UNITED STATES Web Sites: Association of Mary,Queen of Carmel: http://www.mary-queen-of-carmel-assoc.org/ http://www.littlerockcarmel.org/ Oklahoma - Piedmont www.okcarmel.org Cleveland Heights, OHIO http://www.clevelandcarmel.org/ Texas - San Antonio http://www.carmelsanantonio.org/ http://www.carmelsanantonio.org/ http://www.ccacarmels.org/ http://www.ettinger.net/carmelcov/ Reno http://www.carmelofreno.com US association of monasteries: http://www.ccacarmels.org/ Association of Mary,Queen of Carmel: http://www.mary-queen-of-carmel-assoc.org/ Beacon NY http://www.carmelitesbeacon.org Carmel CA www.carmelitesistersbythesea.net/homepage.htm Covington www.ettinger.net/carmelcov Sugarloaf PA www.byzantinedis