Pope Benedict XVI recently stated “there may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization.”
The Catholic Church has always held the belief that the use of contraceptives of any kind is immoral. Sexual intercourse, as it were, is only morally acceptable is if carries the incentive to procreate.
False. According to Pope Benedict XVI, condoms is not only acceptable in the case of male prostitution, but also a necessary means of hindering the spread of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDs.
Not only that, contraceptives decrease the chances of pregnancy, thus decreasing the number of abortions that happen each year. Considering the fact that the Catholic church wags its finger at anything pro-choice, the Pope’s approval of condoms makes a lot of sense.