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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Sexual abstinance for priest: an idea who's time has come

Where a number of Catholic Clergy needs to be

AIDS a sign of moral "immunodefficiency" - Vatican
30 Nov 2004 16:09:48 GMT

VATICAN CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Tuesday blamed the spread of AIDS on an "immunodeficiency" of moral values among other factors and called for education, abstinence and greater access to drugs to fight the disease.

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the head of the Vatican's pontifical health council quoted Pope John Paul as calling AIDS a "pathology of the spirit" that must be combated with "correct sexual practice" and "education of sacred values".

"I highlight his thoughts regarding the immunodeficiency of moral and spiritual values," Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan added in a speech prepared for World AIDS Day on Wednesday.

A United Nations report released last week showed the number of adults and children living with HIV reached 39.4 million in 2004, up from 35 million in 2001.

I saw this on Atrios and was left speechless.

Isn't this the same church where thousands of little boys were raped on a regular basis?

My idea of "correct sexual practice" doesn't have anything to do with buggering little boys and intimidiating their parents.

Maybe they should lecture their priests on abstinance, especially when it comes to teen boys in their care.

posted by Steve @ 1:56:00 PM

1:56:00 PM

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