Professor Janet E. Smith, a well-known American moral theologian, has responded to an OSV Newsweekly interview with Opus Dei Father Martin Rhonheimer over the morality of condom use, particularly by a married couple or by promiscuous people.
Father Rhonheimer, an ethicist who teaches at a pontifical university in Rome, discussed the issues in light of Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks on condom use, at least by prostitutes to prevent the transmission of HIV.
Here are Smith's remarks. Rhonheimer's are here. And the pope's words on condoms are here.
Smith is a professor of moral theology and the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Issues at the Sacreed Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Mich., and is the author of "Contraception: Why Not," of which more than 1 million copies have been distributed.