Posts tagged "condoms"

The Dream of Full Unity: The Catholic Church Invites Anglicans to Come On Over

by Elissa Lerner After so much fanfare surrounding the surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this past fall, or even the Pope's recent blessing of Facebook, perhaps the greatest shock in the Catholic world is the near silence regarding the three bishops,...

Moral Norms for Immoral Behaviors

From the 2004 article "The Truth About Condoms" by Opus Dei Father Martin Rhonheimer, Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and, according to the Catholic Weekly, America, a member of Cardinal Ratzinger's inner circle:
But if they ignore this teaching [that...

Abstinence Goes Viral

by Jo Piazza Pundits, politicians and yes, party animals have all weighed in on the Bristol Palin meets Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino ad promoting abstinence and condom use. But apparently no one is laughing harder than Palin, Sorrentino and the Candie’s Foundation which commissioned the viral video. The marketing team at the foundation, the charitable...

Antagonistas

13 January 2006 News from the front: Planned Parenthood antagonizes the American Life League with a series ofpro-condom key chains that riff on the religious (spinning off of Michelangelo’s depiction of God and Adam) and the patriotic (Uncle Sam posters, American flag motifs). The Life League’s STOPP International group fights back with alliteration, asking its followers...

Condom Virgin

29 December 2005 The Catholics get all the good outrage. After the Piss Christ and the supermodels’ Last Supper, comes artist Steve Rosenthal’s condom-wrapped Virgin Mary statuette, with the cup at the end of Mary’s “delicate veil of latex” arranged to replace the traditional roal crown. An advertisement for the statue, designed to coincide with...

Daily Links 21 January 2005

Rank Something, Anyway Wouldn’t you know – Richard Land is a man of the people. Or so he told NPR’s Terry Gross when she asked why he supported the war in Iraq when so many other religious leaders did not. Maybe, said Land, it’s “because I was democratically elected by my rank and file and the others weren’t.” Continuing...