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Encouraging Suicide in Africa

By Anthony J. Aschettino

During his recent visit to Africa, Pope Benedict happened to comment on one of the more innocuous dogmas of Roman Catholicism: Church policy regarding contraception. Following longstanding Catholic policy, he re-iterated the Church position that the use of condoms was unacceptable. While in the United States such a comment would simply be laughed off (most Catholics would not consider themselves highly immoral for simply using a condom), in Sub-Saharan Africa this comment, and the weight carried by virtue of the person who made it, is no laughing matter. It is, in fact, encouraging mass suicide. Continue reading

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