Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jimmy Akin on the Pope and Condoms

Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin has been following the controversy about the Pope's statement on condoms over at the National Catholic Register website.

So far, he has written three substantial posts: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

In his latest post he addresses the UK Catholic blogger for the Telegraph, Damien Thompson, who has claimed that the Pope has declared the use of condoms to be "justified" in certain cases.
Not so fast, Damian. Let’s try to keep from putting words in the Pontiff’s mouth. As you yourself have noted on a prior occasion, the Pope did not use the word “justified” or “permissible” or anything along those lines.

One is tempted to ask, a little cheekily, “What part of the Pope’s statement that the Church ‘does not regard it as a real or moral solution’ don’t you understand?”
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