If you are satisfied with snatches of a discussion gleaned from the New York News, you might be thinking like Mark.
But context still counts if you want truth. Pope Benedict has rejected condoms as he rejects the whole array of contraceptives–clearly and publicly–and has pointed out how faulty and misleading they can be.
Saying that using condoms in the face of HIV is like saying robbery is not so bad as killing someone.
More important is Pope Benedict’s clear call to Catholics and students who will listen: sex is a source of great human happiness and well worth waiting for the commitment of marriage.