[ExI] Medical journal says Pope full of shit

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Mar 27 22:02:01 UTC 2009

At 10:30 PM 3/27/2009 +0100, Stefano Vaj wrote:

>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 transfusion)?

Quite so.

>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

Are you sure? Putting your life and that of another in danger seems 
likely to be deemed sinful, even though the act without the risk 
would be regarded as meritorious (feeding your family a nice freshly 
cooked chicken contrasted with feeding them a contaminated fowl). But 
it depends on how many layers of bullshit and triple-think the canon 
lawyers are prepared to wrap themselves in.

Damien Broderick

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