You currently have no recent searches. In a new book, Pope Benedict makes what some are calling "revolutionary" admissions on everything from condom use by Catholics to the Church's behavior during the Holocaust. The book devotes an entire chapter to the sexual abuse crisis that roared back in the spring, likening it to a natural disaster that marred a year Benedict had intended to celebrate priests. Pope grants priests right to forgive abortion Condoms, diaphragms, the rhythm method and even the withdrawal method were forbidden.
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Calling it a "lesser of two evils," Francis indicated that choosing to avoid pregnancy altogether would be the better alternative to abortion. Levada, the highest-ranking American at the Vatican, had most likely not been shown the book before it was published since it consisted of interviews, not official church doctrine. One of the characteristics of the order is that these two things are inseparable. However, the website Catholic World Report published what it said were excerpts from the English translation of the book, which used the term "male prostitute" rather than simply "prostitute. Last month, Father Lombardi said that the Italian translation was an error, but added that the pope had specifically told him that the issue was not procreation but rather disease prevention — regardless of gender. If you go to the ministry just a few meters from our offices, they will tell you how much we have succeeded so far," said Janthi Price, an MSF project coordinator. Excerpts from the book, Light of the World:
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Available editions United Kingdom. But in terms of substance, there has not been much change. Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman texts, for example, discuss well-known contraceptive practices, ranging from the withdrawal method to the use of crocodile dung, dates and honey to block or kill semen. Condoms, diaphragms, the rhythm method and even the withdrawal method were forbidden. Pope Benedict XVI made similar comments in his book-interview "Light of the World," where "he spoke about the use of condoms in situations where there is a risk of contagion, for example, with AIDS," Father Lombardi said. Francis has made scant reference to Aids in his speeches this past week. This commission by an overwhelming majority — a reported 80 percent — recommended the church expand its teaching to accept artificial contraception.
The pope noted that the church accepts natural regulation of conception. The question, Pope Francis said, seemed too narrow to address such a widespread and complex issue. Tell us what you think. But was Pope Francis right to be so dismissive of condom usage? But it is not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection.