26 Feb 2012
A BEFUDDLED MIND OR JUST PLAIN IGNORANT?
The Pope today urged infertile couples to shun IVF and insisted that sex between a husband and wife was the only acceptable way of conceiving.
Pope Benedict XVI said artificial methods of getting pregnant were simply 'arrogance' as he spoke at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on infertility in Rome.
He told scientists and fertility experts that matrimony was the 'only place worthy of the call to existence of a new human being'.
The Pope reiterated the Church's stance against artificial procreation, telling infertile couples they should refrain from trying to conceive through any method other than conjugal relations.
'The human and Christian dignity of procreation, in fact, doesn't consist in a "product", but in its link to the conjugal act, an expression of the love of the spouses of their union, not only biological but also spiritual,' Benedict said.
We now await his next edict which will probably ban organ donation, hearing aids, glasses and anything that does not happen naturally.
But he added that the Church encourages medical research into infertility.
Provided Catholics do partake of it's benefits I suppose.
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