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Thursday, June 1, 2006
The Church will Never Recommend Condoms

I've noticed that over the past few weeks several groups are claiming the Church will allow condoms. This is preposterous. As the Pontifical Council for Health Care has recently emphasized, the Church will never do such a thing. Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, also said the Catholic Church would not back down from its long-standing teaching against condoms (source).

Why you ask are we against condoms?

Artificial contraception damages the gift of self. It destroys martial bonds because it prevents the transmission of life. For those who argue condoms should be supported because they will save lives in the fight against AIDS, condoms will not save lives. What is needed is education to change the lifestyles of these people. They must be taught that chastity is to be valued and sexual relations outside of marriage is wrong. This is a must and if we can teach this we can save more lives.

If condoms are allowed then many countries will begin to support sex outside of marriage and I guarantee that AIDS will skyrocket. People do not realize that the AIDS virus is so small that it can be transmitted through a condom.

From a comment in the article linked above:

We can see from results in Africa that the use of condoms spreads AIDS rather than stopping it. Tanzia went from 3 cases to over 2 million with condom use, while Uganda went from a 30% AIDS rate to only 6%, after it stopped condom use. Clearly condoms spread rather than stop AIDS transmission. The Church is right in rejecting them.

And again it comes down to our faith. We are not to question God's Church. We should seek to understand everything and not just believing statements immediately, but we must never go against the Church's teachings on faith and morals. As Pope Paul VI proclaimed in his encyclical, Humanae Vitae, artificial contraception is contrary to the will of God.

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del_button June 1, 2006 at 12:56 PM
Ma Beck said...

True. First, if someone is being promiscuous, they don't care what the Church teaches about anything.
Secondly, there is such a thing as a marriage in which (for various reasons) the spouses remain celibate. It's a tremendous sacrifice which surely reaps rewards in Heaven.
If memory serves, the great St. Cecelia was a married celibate.

del_button June 1, 2006 at 3:11 PM
Sharon said...

Great post! I wish everyone would read it. My husband and I are proud to practice NFP. It IS a blessing to the marriage. It definitely teaches us not to take each other for granted. I am amazed at the number of people that mock NFP, yet they themselves have never tired it. Such a shame. Thank you for this post.

del_button June 1, 2006 at 3:20 PM
K said...

Hi Moneybags,
I agree with you on this point, however, I did read an article in our Catholic newspaper that states that the church is considering allowing the use of condoms within the sacrament of marriage for those infected with the AIDS virus.
They plan to say that this use is NOT to be for use as contraception, only for the safety of the other spouse.
I will be happy to send you the article in my paper when I get a chance to type it out.

It was posted in the Texas Catholic Herald.

del_button June 1, 2006 at 4:51 PM
jose gracia said...

El famoso Concilio de Trento (1545-1563),acabó de crear el concepto de casta del clero actual: sujetos sacros en exclusividad y forzados a vivir segregados del mundo laico.
Este movimiento doctrinal, pretendiendo luchar contra los vicios del clero de su época, desarrolló un tipo de vida sacerdotal similar a la monacal (hábitos, horas canónicas, normas de vida estrictas, tonsura, segregación, etc.), e hizo que el celibato pasase a ser considerado como de derecho divino y, por tanto, obligatorio, dando la definitiva vuelta de tuerca al edicto del Concilio III de Letrán, que lo había considerado una simple medida disciplinar (paso ya muy importante de por sí porque rompía con la tradición dominante en la Iglesia del primer milenio, que tenía al celibato como una opción puramente personal).
A partir del CONCILIO DE TRENTO se obliga a los sacerdotes a la abstinencia sexual, entonces hasta ese momento la sexualidad estaba abierta a cualquier representante de
la iglesia.
La iglesia igual que las demas instituciones evoluciona segun los problemas sociales del momento, así lo que ayer era una manera hoy lo es de otra.
La batalla ahora es el uso del condon, pero date cuenta que tarde o temprano lo tendrá que aceptar y solo por sentido común.
un saludo

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