Interestingly Reuters notices the America Magazine Virgin Mary covered in a condom dust up. They even mention one of St. Blog’s bloggers. This part of the article really cracked my up.
Another issue may be Catholic priests’ unfamiliarity with what condoms look like.
"VEIL OF LATEX"
"We’re Jesuits," Martin said. "I don’t think you could have found anyone in the editors’ room who has seen a condom." The mention of a "veil of latex" failed to register, he said.
We’re Jesuits – vale of tears or veil of latex who can tell the difference!
The artist, British-based Steve Rosenthal, said in a media e-mail on Thursday, "The primary aim of the work is to highlight the Vatican’s continuance of non-advocation regarding the use of condoms and I conceived America magazine to be the most suitable place to contextualise the work outside of the gallery space and produce a dialogue."
Now I think that is a pretty interesting piece of commentary. If you are an artist who wants to make a piece of blasphemous art to protest the Church’s teaching on contraception then what is the most suitable magazine that pops into your mind – why America Magazine. Even if the editors truly gaffed in an oversight this is an indictment on what the magazine has come to stand for. Also funny is the juxtaposition of the words "the use of condoms and I conceived." See once again even when using condoms someone conceived.