Monday, July 28, 2008

'Vitae' validated—again

Rome, July 25, 1968:

"Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone."

Pope Paul VI"Humanae Vitae"

London, July 28, 2008:

"Children as young as 11 should be given compulsory sex education including lessons on how to put on a condom, says a Government report.

"All secondary school pupils should be taught about sexually-transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and contraception, according to a panel of sexual health experts.

"But family rights campaigners lambasted the plan, saying it was appalling that teachers could give explicit lessons on sex to children even if local parents were opposed."

Daily Mail"Children as young as 11 should have lessons on how to put on a condom, says government report"