Published: Friday, March 20, 2009
I commend Pope Benedict for his hard stand against artificial contraception, which thwarts the natural generation of life. His position is meant to provide Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, with a moral compass for authentic freedom. Freedom does not rest in one's ability to do as one pleases.
Pope Paul VI rightly predicted, back in 1968, that failure to follow the dictates of natural law regarding contraception would lead to a lowering of moral standards, a rise in infidelity and promiscuity, a lessening of respect for women and government-enforced limitations on population.
Those who advocate condoms to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS are simply aggravating the problem. The only foolproof and morally legitimate solution to preventing AIDS is abstinence and marital fidelity.
Paul Kokoski, Hamilton, Ont.