Lundi Gras

Begun on Lundi Gras 2006. To continue the discussions of things begun in Horslips and Other Music that seemed like they could use a blog of their own.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"Pack of party-poppers. That pop in the night"

Vatican Re-Examines Ban on Contraception

Brian Murphy, AP Religion Writer

A Vatican study on whether it could permit condoms to battle AIDS has a very narrow scope: married Roman Catholic couples in which one partner has the virus. But its theological underpinnings are centuries old, and could lay the groundwork for an end to the church's blanket ban on contraception.

The principle of "double effect" entered mainstream Catholic debate more than 300 years ago and draws on questions about the "lesser of two evils" raised by theologians such as St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century. The concepts broadly ask: Can a questionable act be morally justified when the good effect outweighs a bad consequence?

More at the link. I like the idea of 'laying' the groundwork too.

Meanwhile over on Amazon, Adrian Thacker of Calgary, Alberta, Canada has put those long northern lights to use with a list of 25 songs about SEX!!!