Believers Report Source: catholicreview.org
There are many reasons for people who have some religious faith to deviate from orthodoxy. This many be Reason 1. (See news story below.)
I believe that the pope's and the catholic church's stance on this issue supports genocide in Africa.
I would guess such fantasy land stupidity is one of the prime reasons that is driving many folks away from religion in the United States. Almost 40 million Americans either claim no religion or claim to be an agnostic or atheist, a huge increase in the past 18 years.
Pope Benedict on Tuesday reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS as he started a visit to Africa, where more than 25 million people have died from the disease in recent decades. [Reuters]