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Benedict XVI, Condoms, and the Light of the World
Last edited 22nd November 2010

A book-length interview with Benedict XVI, due to be released on Tuesday, is already causing controversy in the public spotlight due to the Pope's comments on the use of condoms. Some quotes from the book, "Light of the World" (Ignatius Press), were published ahead of the release date, prompting media opinions and a statement of clarification by the Vatican. Janet Smith, a consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family who has published extensively on the topics of sexuality and bioethics, explains in this interview the source of the controversy and what the Pope is really saying.


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What Does the Holy Father Really Say About Condoms in the New Book?
Last edited 13th January 2011

This week, Light of the World, a book-length interview given by Pope Benedict XVI to journalist Peter Seewald, will be released worldwide. Several of the Holy Father's statements have already started making news, particularly his comments regarding condom usage in the prevention of the spread of HIV. For more clarification, read the following statements from the Vatican’s Fr. Federico Lombardi, Sydney’s Cardinal George Pell, and Parramatta’s Bishop Anthony Fisher OP.

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Vatican Spokesman: Pope Not Changing Church Teaching on Condom Use
Last edited 22nd November 2010

Despite media claims of a revolutionary change, Pope Benedict XVI is not altering Catholic teachings on condom use or justifying the disordered use of sexuality, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has explained.


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Humanae Vitae: Catholic Teaching - Part One
Last edited 5th November 2010

Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., a Dominican Friar of the Eastern Province, USA, speaks about Humanae Vitae and approaches to preaching this encyclical in parish settings. Fr. Ku is a doctoral candidate in Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. From a talk given at the Dominican House of Studies Washington, D.C. on June 18, 2007. Part 1 of 2.


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Are Condoms the Answer: Chris Meney
Last edited 1st December 2011

AIDS is the acronym for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome' and it is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This devastating virus has claimed millions of lives, and no cure has yet been found. Many commentators believe that the free distribution of condoms is a positive step to addressing the AIDS epidemic. The Catholic Church however has received heavy criticism in the past by claiming that the use of condoms will not decrease the AIDS problem, but will increase it. Chris Meney talks about how the Church is dedicated to the fight against AIDS and looks at the Pope’s suggestions in fighting the disease, which does not include condoms.


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Who Needs Porn When You Have Music Videos?
Last edited 27th October 2010

If you swtich on the T.V. to watch a music video - you might be exposing yourself to soft-porn! What can be done about it? Read this article to find out...


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Nobel prize ignores moral problems with IVF
Last edited 26th October 2010

Honoring one of the inventors of in vitro fertilization with the Nobel Prize for Medicine "ignores all the ethical problems" connected to the creation of so-called "test tube babies," an Italian professor told Vatican Radio.


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Why Should I Save Myself for Marriage?
Last edited 26th October 2010

No sex until marriage? But we're really into each other, and we're getting pretty serious! Find out what being "really into each other" and "getting serious" really mean in this Young Catholic Minute!


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How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Last edited 20th October 2010

It’s a nasty job, but somebody had to show us just how powerful and destructive the porn industry is. Gail Dines's book: Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, does just that! Read this book review from Mercatornet...

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Contraception: The Bitter Pill
Last edited 20th October 2010

Each month, George Sim Johnston and his wife Lisa stand before an auditorium full of couples about to marry in the Catholic Church and explain to them the Church's teachings about sexuality. The crowd is generally not happy to be there, and few, needless to say, want to hear what the Church has to say about sex and contraception.


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