Pope Benedict XVI: Will the Catholic Church Approve Condom Use
Times are changing and just like the title of Pope Benedict's new book, "Light of the World: The Church and Signs of the Times," the Catholics at the Vatican are reviewing their policies regarding condoms. Abstinence is good but protecting those individuals who are in love or who are using sex as a business is a priority these days. Disease is something that takes a front row to former papal teachings regarding condom use. Luckily, there is time to stop the spread of AIDS and HIV and one big step for this prevention is the new outlook spear-headed by Pope Benedict XVI.
Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner _ even if that means averting a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said Tuesday, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it further explained Pope Benedict XVI's comments. The Vatican has long been criticized for its patent opposition to condom use, particularly in Africa. But the latest interpretation essentially means the Roman Catholic Church is acknowledging that its long-held, anti-birth control stance against condoms doesn't justify putting someone's life at risk.