Saturday, 18 December 2010

Pope's prophylactic priorities

Number of new HIV infections worldwide since Pope's statement on condoms 1 month ago: 200,000.

Number of these due to male prostitution, for which Pope approves condoms as "a first step towards moralisation": overwelming minority.

Catholic hospital may lose status over 'abortion' to save mother's life

From Medical News Today via RDFS

Bishop Thomas Olmsted sounds like a chap with his priorities in the right order. In response to a case of fetal termination to save a mothers life, Olmstead states that CHW's "actions communicate to me that [the hospital does] not respect my authority to authentically teach and interpret moral law in this diocese."

I previously blogged on this case here.