Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Papal Protection

ROME (May 2) News out of the Vatican in the last few weeks appears that the Pope and his higher ups have started to consider the issue of condom use. Church officials recently confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI had requested a report on whether it might be acceptable for Catholics to use condoms in one narrow circumstance: to protect life inside a marriage when one partner is infected with H.I.V. or is sick with AIDS.

Cardinal Martini (No relation to the drink) was quoted as saying, "Certainly the use of prophylactics can, in some situations, constitute a lesser evil."

I for one, think this is a major move for the normally ridged Catholic Church. The problem of AIDS necessitates a bold move like this one. This holy compromise could very well save the lives of several thousand people, and it might act as a partial roadblock for a disease which is certainly out of control. This would indeed be a godsend in places like Africa.

I have a few questions:

1)Does this mean that condoms with ribs, ridges, studs and nubby things would also be okay?

2)Would this papal ruling include flavored condoms?

3)If this is indeed the case, is there a good chance we will soon see a “Body of Chirst”, or “Blood of Christ” flavor on the shelves of Duane Reade?

I am going to Hell for this post. I just know it.

"Please forgive our post as we forgive those who post against us ... "


Blogger Shadowspun said...

Does this mean that it's inevitable that this company will get divine blessing?

Caution to the faint of heart - Very Amusing Blasphemy Ahead:

7:54 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...


8:26 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

i'm not catholic, obv., but isn't sex, within catholicism, for proceation only?

9:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

Okay Shawdow ... I am not going to ask you why you had that web site in your back pocket (No pun) ... as much as I might want to.

You would never believe that I live across the street from the NYC headquarters of Opus Dei.

Alyssa ... You are not fooling anyone. We all know that you are a member of the papal sex police.

10:12 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

hmm good point grumpygirl. complete and utter abstinence would/should be the papal stance in this case. not even if they were holy condoms.

10:21 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

it's true, you caught me. papal sex police, that's me. and some of the condoms you posted look downright scary, if not dangerous.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

If you think they look bad, you should check out the web site that Shadow provided.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Shadowspun said...

Hey, I used to be Catholic. I can tease. We were taught abstinence in parochial school, though, so to say I'm shocked that the Pope is even considering this is a huge understatement. It would be a major step forward, though, for the Church if he does. One can only hope.

4:06 PM  
Blogger barbie2be said...

hehehehehe "Cardinal Martini (No relation to the drink)"

sorry, sometimes it just takes so little to entertain me...

5:26 PM  
Blogger ursaminor said...

Those Catholics, such a forward thinking organization. Thank God the Catholic missionaries can get to Africa and educate Africans (only those that are married of course) before AIDS reaches epidemic proportions.

condoms aren't just for Protestants anymore.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

Hi! First time visiting. Got here from Robin's.

Great post. LOL!

A giant step for mankind?

4:40 AM  
Blogger anne altman said...


1:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

The chicks love the nubby things!

3:46 PM  
Blogger LaineyWorld said...

You rule! If you're going to hell, bud, I'll save you a seat in the section where I'll be. All the most fun and kick-in-the-ass people I know will be there with us. Dont forget to BYOB!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Carl Bryant said...

I figure I'm going to hell anyway.

Why not shoot for a management position?

9:49 PM  

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