The news from Vatican City on November 23, 2010 is indisputably clear that the Catholic Church has up dated her thinking regarding the sexual activities of modern man.
The Headlines: “Vatican Condom outlook stirs confusion” expresses the views of millions of confused and angry Catholics who are caught in a whirlwind of disbelief that Pope Benedict XVI actually meant what he said when he confirmed that condoms can be justified in certain instances, such as to prevent the spread of HIV. (Article by Tom Breen and Rachel Xoll/Associated Press)
Pope Benedict XVI implied that the Traditional Church teaching has not kept up with the times, circumstances and needs of 21st Century modern man. Other headlines confirm the pope’s stance.
“After Condom Remarks, Vatican Confirms Shift” is another headline in an article by Rachel Donadio and Laurie Goodstein.
The news from Vatican City confirms this: “Pope Benedict XVI clearly acknowledged on Tuesday that the need to prevent diseases like AIDS could outweigh the church’s long opposition to the use of condoms.”
Rev. Jon Fuller is a Jesuit priest and a physician at the Center of H.I.V../AIDS Care and Research at Boston Medical Center and he also agrees with the Pope.
“We’re in a new world, the pope is ‘implicitly’ saying that you cannot anymore raise the objection that any use of the condom is an intrinsic evil.”
The new doctrine of permissiveness has been cultivated and growing in the Vatican for at least five years.
Cardinal Georges Cottier who was the theologian of the papal residence at the beginning of the pontificate of Benedict XVI declared during an interview with the news agency Apcom on January 31, 2005:
“In some particular situations – and I am thinking about environments where drugs are circulated or where great human promiscuity and great poverty prevail, as in certain regions of Africa and Asia – in those cases, the use of condoms can be considered legitimate.” (Note on the remarks of Benedict XVI concerning condom use 11-29-2010 filed under From Rome, From Tradition, News)
Reverend Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s spokesman is in agreement with Pope Benedict XVI. He said: “that for Benedict, the use of condoms by people infected with H.I.V. could be ‘the first step of responsibility, of taking into consideration the risks to the life of the person with whom there are relations, whether it’s a man or woman or a transsexual.
Everyone is not in agreement with the Pope. John Hass, a moral theologian and president of the national Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia said: “It’s a mess. I’m not ready to say that the pope said what Rev. Frederico Lombardi said.”
“Some use of condoms OK.” December 4, 2010 In Johannesburg, the world’s most AIDS – riddled nation, there are three large blue and white boxes of condoms at the Catholic AIDS clinic, a trailer beside the church, ready for distribution. (Article: Pope: Some use of condoms OK)
“Light of the World” is a book released in November 2010 authored by Pope Benedict XVI. In it he explained that condoms were not “a real or moral solution” but in fact could be “a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.”
Angel of light is how the apostle Paul describes Pope Benedict XVI and his new book, “Light of the World”.
“For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
The fruits of Vatican II are a loss of faith and morals. The statistics from Kenneth Jones’ index of leading Catholic indicators are in agreement.
“Since Vatican II,” it says, “the religious orders will soon be virtually non-existent in the United States. There are very few seminarians studying for the priesthood and by 2020 a quarter of all parishes will have no priest.”
Apostasy is the loss of faith, explains the Blessed Mother and Vatican II is the perfect example of a faithless church.
The Catholic Church teaches that the pope is infallible on matters of faith and morals and as anyone can see, Pope Benedict has failed on both counts.
How can an immoral action morph into a moral and legal act? St. Anselm was canonized in 1494 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1720 and he affirmed the existence of an absolute truth. What is true in 1950 is true in 2010.
Pope Benedict XVI does not believe in absolute truth he believes in Relativism/atheism. There are eight species of atheism, according to “The Catholic Catechism.” authored by Fr. John Hardon.
Fr. Hardon says, “Relativism refers to those who hold that truth is relative and therefore varies from individual to individual, from group to group, and from time to time, having no objective standard.”
To the relativist, those who profess their faith in God are “absolutists” because they reify, i.e., make real what is only an ideal.” (p. 61)
The Markkula Center for applied ethics says that “Ethical relativism is the theory that holds that morality is relative to the norms of one’s culture. That is, whether an action is right or wrong depends on the moral norms of the society in which it is practiced.”
How can Pope Benedict be a relativist when he is the head of an absolutist organization?
St. Paul defended the apostles against those who slandered them by affirming that they said, “Let us do evil, that there may come good.” (Romans 3:8)
How can anyone, especially the Vicar of Christ condone acts so vile as homosexuality and adultery by thinking that handing out condoms is going to eliminate the disease of a sin deserving of death, not only of the body but of the soul.
The only way to avoid sexual transmission is abstinence from sex and obedience to the sixth commandment, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
The Church should be concentrating on teaching obedience to God’s commandments and saving souls rather than providing the means for the hopeless to continue on the road to perdition and the fires of hell.
The Old Testament is very clear on how God feels about perverted sex. You can read about it in the story of Sodom and Gomorrha (Genesis 19:28), and in the New Testament the apostle Paul confirms the blasphemous nature of homosexuality.
“God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves….and delivered them up to shameful affections.
For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which if filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due their error… they who do such things are deserving of death.” (Romans 1: 24-32)
The payment for this devious life style is a virus called Aids. It destroys the immune system and leads to an early and painful death. This disease was once almost entirely confined to sexually promiscuous gay men and drug abusers.
These homosexual men spread the disease through sexual contact with other men and women. These women then infected other women through depraved sexual acts.
The disease is then transmitted from infected pregnant women to their innocent newborns during pregnancy, labor (the delivery process) or breastfeeding.
The spread of HIV by exposure to infected blood usually results from sharing needles, as those used for illicit drugs, tattooing and body piercing.
This epidemic is spread by disobedience to God’s law. Condoms are contrary to nature since they deflect a human act from its natural end, therefore it is always immoral, according to the Catholic Church, and a mortal sin in the traditional teaching of the Church.
It is a tragedy that human life has to suffer because of the consequence of an evil act but you cannot replace one evil with a lesser evil in order to legitimize the first greater evil.
Pope Pius XII said in his Address to Midwives (October 29, 1951): “No ‘indication’ or necessity can turn an intrinsically immoral action into a moral and licit act.”
Jesus did not say to the woman prostitute, “Go and sin less.” He said, “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11) The woman obeyed the voice of the Lord and today she is a Saint in the Catholic Church. Her name is Mary Magdalene and she is the first person to hear the words of the newly risen Christ and is recognized by the Church as one of its greatest saints.
How many saints is Pope Benedict producing by aiding and abetting in a life style that leads to utter destruction and ruin of one’s soul?
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