Vatican Shifts Grounds on Condoms
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told reporters Tuesday that he asked the pope whether he intended his comments to apply only to men. Benedict replied that it really didn’t matter, the important thing was that the person took into consideration the life of another, Lombardi said.
"I personally asked the pope if there was a serious, important problem in the choice of the masculine over the feminine," Lombardi said. "He told me no. The problem is this: ... It’s the first step of taking responsibility, of taking into consideration the risk of the life of another with whom you have a relationship."
"This is if you’re a man, a woman, or a transsexual. ... The point is it’s a first step of taking responsibility, of avoiding passing a grave risk onto another," Lombardi said.Is this guy playing with a full deck?
I am beginning to wonder if Rev. Federino Lombardi's basement is loaded with communications from Boston about cronyism, corruption, abortion contracts and a 'non-discrimination policy' or the Boston crew went over to the Consistory and has hijacked the communications office like they did 66 Brooks Drive!
Women who last week had the back up of the Holy See that moral responsibility when you are infected with HIV is to abstain from risky sex no longer have that shelter. There is nothing moral or responsible about risking sex with a condom when you have HIV.
The breakdown of the culture already include assertions that the objections of Bishops to give out condoms go against the Pope.
Dr. Haas has spoken up about pouring gasoline on the fire by Lombardi HERE.
Dr. John Haas suggested the spokesman might have misunderstood the Pope’s meaning when he told a press conference Nov. 23 that the Pope would condone condom use not only by male prostitutes, but also by women and even “transsexuals.”
As controversy over the condom issue continued for a fourth day in media reports and in comments from international agencies dealing with the AIDS crisis, Haas told CNA, “We ought to let the Pope speak for himself."
The idea that it's in the bailiwick of the Pope to start giving out advice on how to drunk drive safely, rob a bank with dignity for human life or how women should acquiesce to sex with a leper because he's he is holding a condom in his hand makes me want to hear it from his mouth too.