Rumor Says Pope Approves of Condom Use In Certain Cases


Condoms: What Pope Benedict XVI really said,
with an extensive extract from Light of the World

Much was made yesterday concerning the Pope’s apparent “softening” of the Church’s position on the use of condoms – Jonathan Wynne-Jones, the Telegraph’s religion correspondent, even lead with: “The Pope drops Catholic ban on condoms in historic shift”! The implication that Pope Benedict XVI has somehow changed the Catholic position on the use of condoms is based on a quote from Peter Seewald’s new book, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Sign of the Times. This book is the result of Seewald’s far-ranging six-hour interview with the Holy Father, and will be on sale from next Tuesday.

In light of the hysterical press coverage of Seewald’s new book, I would like to emphasise that the Pope has not changed or softened the Church’s stance on the use of condoms! All that has happened is that the Holy Father has now explained Catholic moral theology in such a simple way that even religious correspondents might understand it!

Here is the extract (in full) that deals with contraception and condoms – it is taken from Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times as found on the BBC News website:

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