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World AIDS Day 2011: One Catholic's Musings on Hope

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Her World AIDS Day contribution emerged from her own hope, even as she was living suffering similar to that she depicted through paint. If that was not the Holy Spirit at work, I don't know what might be.

The Vatican's Unsupportable Logic

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Edward Flattau

There is strained logic, to put it mildly, in the statement that condom use will increase rather than reduce the spread of AIDS

Vatican Conference Will Consider AIDS, Condoms

Posted 07.24.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The morality and effectiveness of using condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS will be on the ag...

Vatican Walks Back Any Change To Teaching On Condoms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about condoms do not mark a change in "Catholic mora...

In Africa, Asia and South America, Catholics Grapple with Morality of Condoms

David J. Olson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David J. Olson

In managing condom social marketing programs for HIV prevention and family planning, I have come across shocking discrimination as well as enlightenment and compassion from Catholics working with people at the grassroots.

Assumption Of Responsibility: Condoms And The Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

If the pope can increase the number of men who use condoms, if he can take "a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility," he will have done something. Which is, at least, not nothing.

Sex and the City of God, Part 1: The Catholic Church's Treatment of Women

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The pimping of children and the readiness to sacrifice them on the altar of Vatican public relations, the fear and distrust of women, and the compulsory celibacy for priests -- are all interrelated.

The Catholic Church: Abusing, Endangering, And Intimidating Women

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Cantalamessa talked about the need to end violence against women, which is crucial, but he did so without any acknowledgment of the Church's own culpability in the abuse, endangerment, and intimidation of women.

Pope Condom Saga: Facebook Groups Rise Up Against The Vatican

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As part of the widespread outcry against the Vatican in the wake of Pope Benedict's Africa trip -- where the Pontiff made official his position on con...