Thursday, January 15, 2004
"Belgian cardinal says condoms may be used to prevent AIDS
Amsterdam, Jan. 12 (CWNews.com)
Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Brussels told a Dutch television program on Sunday that condoms may be used to prevent AIDS, contrary to the Church's accepted teaching on the matter. The cardinal told the Kruispunt program on the Dutch Catholic network RKK that someone who has HIV could use a condom to protect his life. "When someone is seropositive and his partner says: I want to have sexual relations with you -- he doesn't have to do that, if you ask me -- but when he does, he has to use a condom...," Cardinal Danneels said.
He added, "This (the use of condoms) comes down to protecting yourself in a preventive manner against a disease or death, (it) cannot be entirely morally judged in the same manner as a pure way of birth limitation..."
IN OTHER WORDS, GO PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE...WHAT A PASTORAL CARDINAL! (NOT!)