Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Voices of support

Hey guys --I hope you are all having an amazing time in Germany. It's been exhilarating seeing the coverage of your work. Back here in the states, we've been getting loads of email in support of the work you are doing, and I wanted to share a few messages with you:

As a preventive medicine physician and a Roman Catholic, I fully support your efforts to end the ridiculous ban on the use of condoms. If the Church leaders were more concerned with saving the lives of those already born and starving and oppressed in this world instead of insisting that Catholics continue to overpopulate the globe with antiquated and irresponsible sexual practices, there would be many more Catholics who are proud to declare their faith.

I for one am embarrassed that the church has regressed into its superstitious medieval past; ignoring science that they fear threatens its control on billions of people. The church must embrace the future and let its light shine in this world.

John XXIII opened the windows but John Paul and Benedict have not only shut and barred them, they have closed the shutters as well.

Good luck and God be with you!

Pax et Bonum,
Victoria Anne Cassano, MD, MPH


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WATER supports your important work in making condoms available to all who need/want them throughout the world. This is an obvious next steps in efforts to guarantee responsible reproduction and the eradication of sexually transmitted diseases.
Abundant blessings on your work in Germany. Onward Catholic Condoms! Mary E. Hunt

Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D.
Co-director, WATER
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
www.hers.com/water

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I am shocked that the Catholic Church would take such an irresponsible
position on a health issue. I smells like an Alpha-Male attitude toward
women whether they be poor, abused, or presently healthy.

Tom Wilson
Saint Augustine, Florida
USA


Great job, everyone.

--Michelle