The Pope’s remarks on condoms have created an opening for a debate that up to now the church has wanted to avoid. Let’s take up the Pope’s remarks about sexuality as well as the basis of the opposition to contraception and kickstart that long overdue debate.
In a reversal of long standing teachings, the Pope has reversed the Vatican’s prohibition of condoms for HIV prevention in “some situations.” Birth control remains banned.
People say really amazing things when it comes to reproductive rights. Here are just a few recent statements that are making news.
God Bless the Child. Unless of course her parents are lesbian. A Catholic School kicks a pre-schooler out of class for the crime of having gay parents.
Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.
The Vatican is at it again, but now it’s searching for life on other planets. Can progressives lead while the Vatican researches?
Pope Benedict recently claimed that the church does not "interfere in any way in the politics of States." However, recent evidence suggests that the pope’s claims that church does not "interfere…in the politics of States" are more than a little disingenuous.
Catholics are assimilated into American culture, and Americans have an unequivocal relationship with contraception: we want it, we need it, we use it.
The President of Brazil’s Catholics for Choice talks about the impact of the Church’s excommunication (and later retraction) of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who sought an abortion.
The focus of this Congress, along with the presidential administration, must be on creating down-to-earth reproductive health care policy, instead of being swayed by battles over who holds the higher moral ground.