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Latest update : 2010-11-25

Catholic Church: Going soft on contraception? (part 2)

Millions of Catholics around the world were left trying to fathom the pope’s position after Benedict 16th said that in some cases, the use of condoms could be justified. Just last year his holiness said condoms could actually be exacerbating the HIV epidemic in Africa and the only way to curb infection was via abstinence and fidelity. Does this turnaround mean the Catholic Church is finally going soft on condoms?

  • Tom HENEGHAN, Religion Editor, Reuters
  • Father Aidan TROY, Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Dominick DESCHARLES , Head of prevention, AIDES

 

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

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What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-19 migrants

Cast adrift: Who's going to save South Asia’s boat people? (part 2)

Whose job is it to save those desperate enough to set out on the high seas? In southeast Asia, an estimated 4,000 men, women and children from Burma and Bangladesh drift in boats...

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