We had a little party tonight after Stations of the Cross with the Stabat Mater in Latin and Benediction, we also sang the Litany of St Joseph. Afterward we had a bit of a party.
Everybody was horrified by the Pope's treatment in the press. Why should the Catholic Churches teaching on condoms be so shocking? Maybe because, we priests and bishops don't speak about it often enough.
Someone suggested that if the Holy Father had suggested that condoms were bad not because of the damage they do human sexual ecology but because as they are not biodegradable, if they disposed of at sea they lodge in the guts of baby turtles, dolphins and whales, who eat them think they are fish and if they are disposed in city rubbish tips lion and leopard cub might eat them with the same consequences.