http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050119/ap_on_he_me/spain_catholics_condoms Maybe its just me, i was unaware that that the Church could ignore the Pope like this? I think the following comments from the article are the most telling. The Catholic Church is supposed to be a moral authority in the world. It shouldnt be giving into social pressure from activists groups like the SFLGT. Besides with arent they supposed to be looking up to the Pope for guidence in this area? Since when can the church in one nation ignore the teachings from the head of the church. i mean im not a catholic and its not that important to me otherwise but i cant figure out how these guys can be allowed to contradict the leadership whom they claim to believe is following God like this. it makes no sense to me. The fact is if people lived the Gospel of Jesus Christ we wouldnt have to deal with AIDs. It would die out within a few generations. So maybe they should get down to teaching the doctrines of Christ rather than giving into the world or i predict there will be a mass exodus from the Catholic Church. But then Im not sure the Catholic Church taught the doctrines of Christ to begin with or id be catholic. But as there becomes less and less distinction between the Catholic Church and the world, Catholicism will cease to be a power in the world.