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Condoms and the Catholic church: a short history

For the past 42 years the church has shackled itself to a dogma that many of its adherants have simply ignored.

No papal decree has been more flouted in the last half century than its repeated insistence that artificial birth control is morally wrong and sinful and none has alienated – or been ignored by – more Roman Catholics.

Many religious organisations have opposed birth control. Muslims and Jews don’t like it either, and the Church of England only revised its opinion in the 1930s to enable family planning within marriage. Originally…>more.
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