Catholic ire over condom guide

19th January 2001 at 00:00
A "safe sex" handbook produced by the Guide Association for guide leaders has angered Catholic groups. Angela Gracey, vice-chairman of the Catholic Union, said Look Wider, which included pictures showing the use of condoms, contained material Christian youth leaders could not use. Meanwhile, the head of a Birmingham Catholic school has called for a boycott of this year's Comic Relief Red Noe Day. Jim Caffery, headteacher at Rosary junior for nearly 20 years and a spokesman for the Pro-Life movement, is unhappy that the charity supports organisations which promote abortion and contraception. He said: "I think it is inappropriate for young children to raise money for causes that are ethically and morally dubious; causes that sit uncomfortably with Catholic beliefs."


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