In the ongoing discussion about Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on condoms and AIDS, I have found that many people are reacting from a very logical, Western perspective. However, the reality in Africa is different.
America magazine has one of the best perspectives on this I have seen: a March 18 blog post by Jesuit Father Jim McDermott explains the situation in Africa in a frank, powerful way. He refers to a very good 2007 interview with Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, coordinator of the African Jesuit AIDS Network. Good reading for those looking for context!