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Billboard and Newspapers in Nairobi Proclaim that "Good Catholics Use Condoms"
25 April 2013 - The Condoms4Life Campaign today assured Kenyans that Catholics support the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV. A billboard in Nairobi and newspaper ads in the Standard (today) and the Daily Nation (on Sunday) show an authentically Catholic message supporting the use of condoms as an HIV prevention method.
“The campaign is vital,” said CFC president and campaign coordinator Jon O’Brien, “because the bishops’ recent activities are not representative of Catholic teachings or beliefs. Catholics do support the use of condoms, and they do use them to protect themselves and their partners.” Read more.
Catholics Condemn Delay in Ruling on Life-Saving Abortion for “Beatriz” in El Salvador17 May 2013 - Catholics expressed dismay at the unnecessary delay in El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruling on the case involving “Beatriz,” a 22-year-old mother suffering from lupus and kidney failure who sought authorization to undergo the abortion doctors say she needs to save her life. Read more.
Catholic Leader Rejects Ireland’s Band-Aid on Abortion Access1 May 2013 - “The Irish government has done what was required of it by a 1992 Irish Supreme Court ruling and a 2010 European Court Human Rights decision, but that does nothing for the vast majority of those Irish women who seek abortions,” said Jon O’Brien, the Irish-born president of Catholics for Choice. “Prime Minister Enda Kenny took the line of least resistance, crafting a bill that does the minimum demanded by the courts. The ‘Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill’ is an insult to the thousands of women who, every year, are forced to travel overseas to access abortion services.” Read more.
The Catholic Church at the United Nations: Church or State?
|“The Catholic Church at the United Nations: Church or State?” is the latest publication from Catholics for Choice. It provides an in-depth examination of the Holy See’s questionable denomination as a state; the curious history of its acceptance into the UN; and the ongoing campaign by the Holy See to use its status at the UN to impose its minority views on the global population, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. Read more.|
"The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics"
“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” is a new documentary-style film produced by Catholic for Choice. Featuring interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics, it sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.
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