Pope Benedict has once again got himself in the middle of a controversial dispute, this time it is not Homosexuality or AIDS, but condoms. The same one that the Vatican have said over and over they will never accept, but Pope Benedict has been studying the use of condoms, its pros and cons for years, now he revealed his discoveries, conclusions- believe me the world has listened and a bomb might be about to explode. Find out all about this exclusive news, take a look into Pope Benedict’s previous statements about it and other scandalous topics and get ready to give your point of view.
Back in 2005 Pope Benedict started to talk about the use of condoms as a way to prevent contraception to be a breakdown in sexual morality, neither did he approve them to prevent AIDS, instead he suggested to opt for fidelity and chastity. He didn’t give a green light to Africa and their use of condoms to prevent AIDS a disease that kills millions of Africans each year and that a big percentage of their population lives with.
“The spread of HIV and Aids in Africa should be tackled through fidelity and abstinence and not by condoms.”
In 2008 it was his speech about homosexuality that hit headlines as he stated that homosexual behavior was sinful, a violation of the natural order and destruction of himself.
That same year millions of Catholics reached Pope Benedict asking him to lift the church’s birth control ban, the ban itself in their opinion has catastrophic effects mostly on countries with severe poverty, but also around the world women and children are highly exposed to the risk of getting AIDS.
The Vatican fired back saying that their claim was “as paid propaganda for the use of contraceptives.”
“Policies against AIDS based mainly on the distribution of condoms have largely failed. The answer to AIDS requires deeper and more complex interventions, in which the Church is active on many fronts.”
Certainly this answer from the Vatican was not well received by many, condom factories were shocked and in response a certain Swiss factory created the Pope Condom that featured the Pope’s face on their wrapping, when the face was removed the words “I Say No, We Say Yes” were found. The protest against the Catholic church was also in the mind of Father Joseph Breen of St. Edward Catholic Church in Nashville who released a video where he speaks his mind and asks the Catholic Church to allow the use of birth control methods, to allow priests to get married and continue to be priests he added that they should be obedient to God, but not to the Pope.
Today Pope Benedict’s acceptance for the use of condoms was published in Light Of The World, a book written based on interviews he had with German journalist Peter Seewald who had previous discussion with the Pope when he was Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Vatican’s chief doctrinal office, you might remember that Mr. Seewald is the author of Pope Benedict XVI: Servant of the Truth, Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait, God and the World and Salt of the Earth. In the 256 pages of the book you would find Pope Benedict accepting the use of condoms to prevent AIDS infection in certain circumstances like the case of a heterosexual married couple where one of them has the virus but not the other and for males prostitutes, wait a second what???
Yes, you read right the use of condoms is acceptable for males prostitutes.
“There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.”
Well we are not trying to pull an Alanis Morissette here and be all feminist and stuff, but why did he say Male prostitutes? That is just a simple lost in translation error, you’ll see prostitute is a male noun in the German language, but he really meant overall. The book will be released on November 24th and you would not just be reading Pope Benedict’s talk about his acceptance on condoms but also why he thinks it is causing the clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church? Is there a cover up from the church? Has he ever considered resigning from being a Pope? Genuine Dialogue abut Islam? Did he think there should be a Catholic teaching on priestly celibacy, women priests, contraception, and same-sex relationships? Holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics? and so much more.
Give us all of your thoughts about Pope Benedict’s and his Stunning turnover about the acceptance to the use of condoms and what affect do you think his statements could have on the Catholic church and their community?