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Mary Kenny: Common sense at last on condoms

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Pope Benedict praying at a ceremony in the Vatican yesterday

Pope Benedict praying at a ceremony in the Vatican yesterday

Pope Benedict praying at a ceremony in the Vatican yesterday

IF Pope Benedict has given a qualified endorsement -- and Catholic sources are keen to underline that it is very qualified indeed -- to the use of the condom in certain exceptional circumstances, then it is only a step towards common sense.

Even those who have reservations about artificial birth control have argued that where a condom is a remedy against disease, it can be seen as a legitimate aspect of health care.


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