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this is my commandment: that you love one another

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jan 20, 2005

"While we can say that, objectively, the use of condoms is wrong, there are places where it might be licit, or allowable, as when there's a danger of intercourse leading to death. It would be wrong to take a special case and make it a universal law." -- Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

A thought experiment. Say your father is a physician who, after a needle-stick with contaminated blood, becomes HIV-positive. Naturally your mother, your sibs, and you yourself are horrified at the news. One evening a visitor to your home, cognizant of the situation, reaches into his briefcase and offers your father a handful of condoms -- "For Mary Pat's sake."

What would you think of your father if he accepted them?

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