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HIV Infection Prevention and Catholic Moral Principles

Ford, Norman (2011) HIV Infection Prevention and Catholic Moral Principles. Australasian Catholic Record, 88 (3). pp. 318-324. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

There has been some conufion in the media over what Pope Benedict XVI meant by his comments on the use of condoms. He was discussing acts of sexual intercourse performed by male prostitutes in relation to HIV (human immune deficiency virus) infection in reply to a question put to him during an interview with Peter Seewald. The Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi SJ said the Pope 'had confirmed to him that the example was valid in the case of all prostitutes. The point of example, he said, "was not the sex of the prostitute but the process of growing awareness of the risk [to] the life of the other person".' He was not referring to married couples nor contraception but the prevention of HIV infection from acts of prostitution.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: HIV Infection, Prevention, Catholic, Moral principles, Pope Benedict XVI, Peter,Seewald
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220106 Medical Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Users 157 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 03:01
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 03:01
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1063

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