An article in the Vatican newspaper said that, on a practical level, condom campaigns increase the possibility of AIDS infection by promoting a false sense of security.
On a moral level, the article said, condom use by married couples goes against the church’s teaching about responsible procreation because it “deforms” the conjugal act.
The article was written by Father Juan Perez-Soba, a moral theologian who teaches in Rome at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. It appeared in L’Osservatore Romano May 24, three days before the start of a major Vatican conference that was expected to clarify church teaching on AIDS.
Nothing in the article states that Perez-Soba has any kind of degree or training in either medicine or public health.
…The Roman Catholic church of Pope Francis 1, Ladies and Gentlemen.
This study ends any debate. The extreme overuse of antibiotics in livestock is endangering human health.
For decades, the United States Food and Drug Administration has failed to act in the face of a growing threat. These findings make it clearer than ever that their failure is endangering human life. Starting today, the FDA must take strong federal action to reduce antibiotic use in livestock and protect human health.
House Democrats came away from a closed-door meeting with President Obama on Thursday expressing openness to his proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare, after he assured them he would never cut entitlement benefits unless Republicans yield on tax increases.
After the meeting with Obama, several key Democrats expressed an openness to entitlement benefit cuts as part of a broader budget bill that includes higher taxes. Their statements run counter to the hoary conventional wisdom in Washington that Democrats are just as stubbornly opposed to cutting safety net spending as Republicans are to higher taxes.
In an important indication of where Democrats stand, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters after the meeting Thursday that as long as “Chained CPI does not hurt the poor or the very old, then it is something to put on the table.
The poor are getting poorer thanks to House Democrats’ apostasy. Grandma will now be eating catfood AND have to choose to pay rent or buy medications.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that the Obama Administration has all parts of the Executive Branch talk about the very real cuts in services that the sequester will bring. The Office of Prohibitionism is tweeting about it furiously:
That’s just a sample, help yourself to look at The Office of National Drug Policy’s twitter feed to see more.
Odd how treatment — the enlightened approach to substance abuse now matters to The White House now. What is missing ONDCP / The Obama’s Administration’s Mr. Jekyl being threatened by the sequester (if funding for warehousing drug users and sellers is threatened by the sequester).
That answer may be found if you look for replies to