Latest Roman Catholic Church and AIDS Stories

2012-07-23 20:42:26

Black gay couples tend to practice safe sex but don't talk about it, while white gay couples discuss safety but are less likely to use condoms.

2011-05-27 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented statement in Rome's prominent daily, Corriere della Sera, Catholics for Choice and the Condoms4Life campaign welcome attendees to Saturday's Vatican conference on HIV and AIDS with the message: We believe in God.

2010-12-21 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sought to clarify the pope's comments on condom use.

2010-11-23 16:42:37

The International AIDS Society (IAS) cautiously notes the comments from Pope Benedict that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, but calls on the Pope and the Catholic Church to come out clearly and strongly in support of all evidence-based methods of HIV prevention, including condom use.

2010-11-22 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pope's statement that the use of condoms are justified "in the intention of reducing the risk of HIV infection" is a startling and welcome shift by the Vatican that has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives, says Dr.

2010-11-22 06:35:00

While AIDS activists welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's apparent acceptance of condom use in certain cases to help curb the spread of disease, officials from the Catholic Church moved Sunday to clarify the pontiff's stance on the contraceptives.

2010-02-16 12:30:00

Researchers said on Monday that condoms that do not fit right could break and may reduce sexual pleasure for both partners, suggesting reasons why men and women often fail to use them.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.