Sunday, December 03, 2006

Condom use is wrong. Really!

While British PM Tony Blair is advising Catholic leaders to "get real" about condom use to prevent HIV/AIDS in Africa, I've gotta wonder where his "reality" really is.

Britain's Cardinal Murphy O'Connor states the obvious:

"The way to combat Aids is primarily, as everybody should know, behaviourally - keeping monogamous relationships between a man and a woman."

But what about "special circumstances?"

Okay, let's say I contract HIV through a blood transfusion. Should my husband (I'm a widow...we're just playing "let's say" here) use condom for sexual relations with me?


My husband I and should abstain from sex. Period.

This is a no-brainer. It's also not impossible. Ask Saint Joseph and Mary.

(And yes, I know about the Holy Father's commissioned report. I don't know why he commissioned it, but I know he did.)

Here's the thing. Realism is realizing that this world isn't permanent.

Eternity, on the other hand, lasts a real long time.

So let's get real.

Read this article and tell me what you think.