Robert Duncan at Spero News has some good commentary on this:
If you are predisposed to being a heretical bellyacher, then even St Valentine’s Day is a good day for throwing a rant. And if you can thumb Rome in the process so much the better.
Just in time for the "Love Season," the you-can’t-be-serious-Catholic group "Condoms4Life" is launching its latest malarkey "to encourage responsible sexuality and to raise awareness about the Vatican’s ban on condoms."
If that doesn’t create queasy sensations in your lower digestive tract, then at least rest assured that despite the recent religion riots, Catholics aren’t taking to the streets to beat nincompoops over the heads with the Catechism.
I suspect it wouldn’t work anyway, since people like Frances Kissling, president of the poorly named "Catholics for a Free Choice," are convinced they are Catholic. I doubt even the shorter, larger-print version of the Catechism would make much of a dent on their wooden Orwellian-catholic souls.
Condoms4Life plans to paint the town red with their new version of the Apostles Creed:
"We believe in God. We believe sex is sacred. We believe in protecting each other. We believe in using condoms."
Try saying that one right before communion.
According to Kissling, Condoms4Life was launched "to educate young Catholics, as well as gay and straight couples, about what we think our faith demands of us: Responsibility.” I note the emphasis in Kissling’s statement on what she thinks faith is all about.
Relatedly, when Kissling says "Good Catholics are deeply concerned about the problem of HIV/AIDS,” we are supposed to understand that it is impossible to really be concerned about AIDS if we believe sex is only to happen inside the sacrament of marriage – and condoms are un-Catholic.
I just have one question.
If Kissling claims the Catholic Church is such a horrid place, then why does she to continue calling herself Catholic – could it be for no other reason than perhaps it’s an addictive ego rush?
This is also more evidence that dissenters never dissent on only one subject. In this case we have abortion, contraception, homosexuality. They also never explain why somebody who is married and monogamous needs to be protected from STDs in the first place. This is because they don’t make any such assumptions and it just show more areas where they dissent. In all honest their campaign should be called Condoms4SpritualDeath.