[ExI] Medical journal says Pope full of shit

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 21:30:53 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> I'm outraged too, but Mr. Ratzinger's actual argument isn't (as far as I
> can tell) as stupid and untruthful as it seems. He's not denying that
> condoms mitigate the exchange of fluids, but rather that using condoms for
> sexual contact other than totally faithful penis-vaginal intromission with
> one's spouse *encourages* risky sexual behavior, including kinds that make
> one vulnerable to AIDS.

What would be then the rationale of extending the prohibition of  condoms to
intercourses between spouses (including when one of them got infected
without any guilt from his or her side, as a consequence of, say, blood

In fact, from a catholic point of view there is no sin in consensually
taking your chances in such a scenario instead of opting for chastity, but
definitely there would be in adopting such a precautional measure...

Stefano Vaj
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