Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

Why I Think James Keenan, S.J. Is Wrong About Humanae Vitae and the Prophylactic Use of Condoms

Boston College moral theologian James Keenan, S.J.’s “Life Lessons: How I teach ‘Humanae Vitae’”, is, on the whole, a good exposition of Bl. Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on birth control and how he goes about teaching it to undergraduates. For 25 years, he says in this February 3, 2014, America magazine article, he has “upheld” its teaching. That is good to hear in this age of dissent, especially so with...

The Misplaced Trust of Governor Jindal

In a December 13 editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal proposes that oral contraceptives should be sold over the counter (OTC) to women over the age of 18, removing the need for a doctor’s prescription. This unexpected suggestion from a Catholic pro-life politician has drawn criticism from Catholic bishops, priests, and pro-life leaders. Some have even suggested that this position removes Jindal from consideration as a 2016...