Science looks for ways…to enhance…quality of life…!
Really, let’s look at statistics:
1. The Catholic Church is the largest private provider of care to HIV AIDS patients in the world.
2. In 2008, The Church provided anti-retroviral treatment, home-care visits and counseling to one in four of the world’s 33.3 million AIDS patients. (That’s 25%, or over 8.3 million people,)
3. That same year, the Church spent $235,000,000 on assistance to HIV/AIDS patients. We also ran 1,600 different agencies providing assistance to people with the disease including housing and mental health services.
4. St. Vincent’s hospital NY pioneered AIDS treatment.
5. St. Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, run by the Sisters of Charity became a world leader in research on the disease.
6. By 2011, there were in the developing world, “117,000 Catholic medical facilities, from clinics in the deepest jungle to large urban hospitals in the developing world, that are involved in treating both people that are already infected with AIDS and trying to prevent the transmission to at-risk populations.”
7. The Holy See alone has launched initiatives in 62 countries to stop the pandemic.
By the way, you say condoms help? Let’s look at the statistics:
And let’s talk results, specifically Ugandan results:
Perhaps, instead of attacking the Church, you might want to praise her.