In Britain, where the Vatican's opposition to condom use has come under particularly fierce criticism, relief over the Pope's statement was tempered with caution over the relatively limited scope of his comments.Let me put this to rest. The media always twists comments around when they think it's beneficial to their own agenda and then they pretend to speak for Catholics.
Peter Tatchell, who helped coordinate the protests against Benedict when the latter visited Britain this year, said the new papal policy on condoms amounted to a "volte-face."
"He seems to be admitting, for the first time, that using condoms can be morally responsible if they help save lives," Tatchell said in an e-mail. But he went on to slam the Vatican for a range of positions on a variety of moral issues.
"If the pope can change his stance on condoms, why can't he also modify the Vatican's harsh, intolerant opposition to women's rights, gay equality, fertility treatment, and embryonic stem cell research?"
The Church still believes homosexual acts are disordered,as well as artificial contraception. What the Pope was saying is that in certain circumstances the use of condom to prevent the spread of disease could be a STEP towards moral responsibility.He certainly wasn't approving the use of condoms but the media has run wild with a quote taken out of context.
They never do their homework.They just hope the Catholic Church will either be destroyed or fit their agenda.
Not going to happen.
The media is very ignorant of religious affairs;sometimes even the more conservative commentators don't get it. If you're a journalist you need to do your homework.