While it is not clear whether this is the first in a series of gradual shifts by the Vatican on HIV prevention and perhaps even contraception, the new position on condom use will inevitably make prevention of both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections easier. This document is subject to copyright. Give us feedback. See also: Homosexual clergy in the Catholic Church. Condoms are a dual protection method: they can be used to prevent both pregnancy and infection. He deserted the German army in April , re-entered the seminary and was ordained, along with his brother, in Green disagreed, saying that empirical evidence showed higher, not lower, rates of HIV infection when condoms were made more available.
Pope Francis indicates little concern over condom use in fight against Aids
Church leaders confronted the issue head-on, expressing a variety of viewpoints. But what? That was not at all unusual. Conservative Catholics, however, praised the pope for what they saw as a confirmation of traditional teachings. Camosy, an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University who authored Beyond the Abortion Wars. In embargoed comments released Thursday Feb. His decision, many argue, was not about contraception per se but the preservation of church authority.
How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control
The hidden psychology of pandemics across time and contexts — Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Much has changed in the Catholic Church since Victorian-era sensibilities, however, deterred most Catholic clergy from preaching on issues of sex and contraception. The papacy decided to bring the dialogue about contraception out of scholarly theological discussions between clergy into ordinary exchanges between Catholic couples and their priests. His language in attacking the use of recreational drugs in the West and its impact on the rest of the world is particularly striking.
The Pope drops Catholic ban on condoms in historic shift
Description: At the time, the decision shocked many Catholic priests and laypeople. While prohibitions on birth control continue, many pastors discuss the reasons a couple might want to use artificial contraception, from protecting one partner against a sexually transmitted disease to limiting family size for the good of the family or the planet. As a consequence of this increasing availability and use of contraceptives by Catholics, church teaching on birth control — which had always been there — began to become a visible priority. However, there have been growing calls for the Church to clarify its position.