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To: .45MAN; AAABEST; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Annie03; Antoninus; ...
Catholic Caucus Poll:

What about the circumstance, discussed on the other thread, of the woman, whose spouse is HIV positive and insists on performing the marital act? Is the woman forbidden from protecting her life by insisting that he use a condom?

Depends on whether its "moral" to recommend Russian roulette in such a case:

condoms are not 100% effective, even when used properly. According to Hearst, "the most recent Met-analysis came up with 80%. But even if it is 90%, over time it's the question of when, not if.

What so you, Catholic Caucus? Would a Pope/Cardinal/Bishop/Priest/"Deacon" be justified in recommending condom use to a woman whose spouse is HIV positive (considering a one in five failure rate)?

5 posted on 01/13/2004 2:44:51 PM PST by Polycarp IV (http://www.cathfam.org/)
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To: CAtholic Family Association
What so you, Catholic Caucus? Would a Pope/Cardinal/Bishop/Priest/"Deacon" be justified in recommending condom use to a woman whose spouse is HIV positive (considering a one in five failure rate)?

.....if the alternative is certain exposure to HIV.

Finish the sentence, Brian.

6 posted on 01/13/2004 2:48:36 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: CAtholic Family Association
What so you, Catholic Caucus? Would a Pope/Cardinal/Bishop/Priest/"Deacon" be justified in recommending condom use to a woman whose spouse is HIV positive (considering a one in five failure rate)?

Is this a trick question?

(Don't answer that.)
9 posted on 01/13/2004 2:55:35 PM PST by Desdemona (Kempis' Imitation of Christ online! http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/imitation/imitation.html)
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To: CAtholic Family Association
Exactly. Assuming the husband lives enough to perform the act ten times, on average, that will be enough to infect the wife.

To me, this is really indicative of how shallow the thinking is that would embrace evil for practical reasons. They seem to think condoms are magic.

17 posted on 01/13/2004 3:55:29 PM PST by B Knotts (Go 'Nucks!)
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To: CAtholic Family Association
Abstinence is the answer!
19 posted on 01/13/2004 8:57:20 PM PST by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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