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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 Invites AIDS Experts To Talk Prevention

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday welcomed AIDS experts from around the world for a two-day symposium on preventing HIV and caring for people...

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...

Conservatives At Odds With Vatican Over Condoms

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK — Faced with a changing outlook from Pope Benedict XVI on condoms and their role in preventing the spread of HIV, many prominent conser...

Vatican: Everyone Can Use Condoms For HIV Prevention

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VATICAN CITY — In a seismic shift on one of the most profound – and profoundly contentious – Roman Catholic teachings, the Vatican s...

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.

Vatican Walks Back Pope's Condom Approval: Nothing's Changed

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials insist it's nothing "revolutionary," but to many other people Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments regarding con...

Pope: Condoms Can Be Justified In Some Cases

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes w...

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...