Pope Francis keeps breaking with tradition, and that makes the conservatives unhappy. Should liberals therefore be happy? Don’t see why. By their fruits shall ye know them, as someone famous once said. Not by their symbolic gestures.
Meanwhile Boston College has stopped students from distributing free condoms on campus, and other Catholic colleges say they’d do the same thing.
“One of the teachings of our faith is that contraception is morally unacceptable,” said Victor Nakas, a spokesman for Catholic University. “Since condoms are a form of contraception, we do not permit their distribution on campus.”
If Pope Francis were to say, “Hey, let the kids distribute condoms if they want. It’s a free country,” now that would be interesting. But don’t hold your breath.
Hope everyone has a happy Holy Saturday!
Meanwhile New York City has launched a new app called NYC Teens Protection+ which offers, among other things, information on where to get free condoms and morning after pills. The goal is to reduce teen pregnancy.
What can I say about BC? Talk about fighting battles from the 19th century!