Catholics and Condoms
I am posting the following news article because my readers have previously expressed concern over the Catholic prohibition of the use of condoms for any reason.
Vatican draft document would approve condoms for married couples with AIDS
Traditional ban on birth control still stands
By JOHN L. ALLEN JR.
A forthcoming Vatican document is set to state that use of condoms by a married couple, where one partner is infected with HIV/AIDS and the other is not, can be acceptable to prevent the transmission of the disease.
Sources say the document will insist that this position does not mark a break with the church's traditional ban on birth control, expressed in Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae. What would be approved is not contraception, they say, but disease prevention.
To view John Allen's complete article, which contains several important insights, go to:
National Catholic Reporter