And in the "telling things to the papers that won't help the Church's reputation" department...
October 16, 2007 08:33 AM
... we have this article about infertility treatments from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They are talking about "options" for infertile Catholic couples:
Catholic ethicists are divided over whether it's permissible to artificially inseminate a wife with her husband's sperm, she said. Although conservative theologians once rejected the practice, some now say it can be done if the semen is collected during intercourse using a condom with a tiny hole that makes it open to the possibility of conception.
Can you imagine? I'm usually a big defender of the Catholic Church's position on medical ethics. But this one is just ridiculous!