Two-thirds of Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales believe that the use of condoms could be acceptable.This isn't good.
In a survey of clergy conducted by The Sunday Telegraph, 65 per cent of those questioned said that they thought it morally defensible to use condoms in order to curb the spread of HIV.
This is worse.
A further 43 per cent said that it was time for the Catholic Church to "rethink" its stance on contraception.
What's next? That we should "rethink" our stance on abortion? On murder?
How about stealing, adultery, lying...after all, each could be seen, albeit twistedly, as "morally defensible."
"I robbed a bank to fund an orphanage." "I killed some orphans to make room for some poorer orphans." "I slept with another guy to help the orphanage (he's rich). "Then I lied about it to save my marriage." And so on.Sheesh.
This is good! This is hopeful!
Pro-life lady Gianna Beretta Molla was canonized just two years ago. Yesterday (April 28) was her memorial.
(Source for UK survey)