Daily Archives: May 23, 2008

Very biased Canadian article on Billings Ovulation Method

The Billings Ovulation Method has received the seal of approval from the
Catholic Church—an organization that still can’t decide whether condoms are a
public health miracle or the work of the devil—and, in 1969, its co-founder John
Billings received a papal knighthood, while his wife followed up in 2003 being
bestowed a papal dame.

Umm, I believe that’s been decided.

Trivia question: the Catholic Church “decided” condoms were evil in which of the following:

a) Humanae Vitae
b) Costi Conubii
c) The Didache

I heard in graduate school that condoms were invented during the English Renaissance. In fact, the first known condoms appeared in Egypt ca. 3000 B.C.–they just used to use animal parts instead of rubber.