Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Holy Father in Africa

The Holy Father spoke out on condom use and AIDS, and, (surprise, surprise) they want to lynch him.

Here's the offending paragraph:

"It is my belief believe that the most effective presence on the front in the battle against HIV/AIDS is in fact the Catholic Church and her institutions. ... The problem of HIV/AIDS cannot be overcome with mere slogans. If the soul is lacking, if Africans do not help one another, the scourge cannot be resolved by distributing condoms; quite the contrary, we risk worsening the problem. The solution can only come through a twofold commitment: firstly, the humanisation of sexuality, in other words a spiritual and human renewal bringing a new way of behaving towards one another; and secondly, true friendship, above all with the suffering, a readiness - even through personal sacrifice - to stand by those who suffer".

Insisting on responsible behavior based on moral norms. No wonder the Culture of Death thinks the sky is falling.

Uncle Di nails their attitude, as usual

"We need to work with the reality of where these people are. These are Africans, for God's sake, not persons capable of understanding and following a moral norm. It is irresponsible of the Pope to teach otherwise."

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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