Catholic Medical Ethics: Frequently Asked Question

This, I swear, is  the entire contents of the Catholic Medical Association‘s bioethics FAQ page:

Catholic Medical Association Bioethics FAQ

Catholic Medical Association Bioethics FAQ


Bioethics Questions

  • Should a Physician Prescribe Viagra to Unmarried Men?

    Catholic physicians are increasingly encountering requests by patients, including their unmarried male patients, for Viagra and are unsure of how to respond. This FAQ discusses how to approach this issue on sound clinical,  ethical and practical grounds.

As Stephen Fry said, in his unmissable debate alongside Christopher Hitchens:

It’s the strange thing about this church: it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now they will say: “we with our permissive society and our rude jokes are obsessed”. No. We have a healthy attitude, we like it, it’s fun, it’s jolly. Because it’s a primary impulse, it can be dangerous and dark and difficult.

It’s a bit like food in that respect, only even more exciting. The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese. And that, in erotic terms, is the Catholic church in a nutshell.

Of all the hard and important bioethical questions that face our troubled species, the question of whether unmarried men are allowed erections is a pretty easy one. The answer is yes. Unless they’re priests.


  1. Daniel Sinnott
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 22:13 | Permalink

    I’m about to be married in a catholic church, and amongst the paperwork I had to sign a guarantee that I was capable of consummating the marriage

    Not only that, but my fiance must register a ‘consummated marriage’ at her embassy to have it recognised in the Philippines!

  2. Posted January 22, 2012 at 22:38 | Permalink

    ‘That was lovely, darling. Sign here, please!’

  3. Richard
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 20:13 | Permalink

    That’s what you get for marrying an Asian. Bit hypocritical getting married in a church seeing as you hate religion so much? Some guys will do anything for a root, though.

  4. Daniel Sinnott
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 00:40 | Permalink

    Thanks for your amazing input Richard, but you see, unlike yourself, my wife and I can share differing opinions on religion and co-exist happily – you would probably prefer great sky daddy would wipe the earth of all non-believers (well come on, I dare him).

    And where in my post does it say I “hate religion” – I have simply pointed out some parts of catholic marriage I find incredulous.

    Oh, and being a racist cunt – well that just shows where your level of intelligence is (I use the word ‘cunt’ not simply to lower myself to your level, but also because it is a singularly beautiful word with which to describe those to whom I feel nothing but contempt and disgust)

    where are your all-loving all-forgiving religious ethics now you sanctimonious dipshit?

  5. Richard
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 19:51 | Permalink

    Mr Sinnott, where did I even say I subscribed to any religion? Just pointing out your hypocrisy when it comes to your beliefs to getting a woman who will actually marry you. You just pointed out your own reactive persona.

    And there is nothing that screams LOSER in flashing neon lights more than a middle aged Western man with his mail order bride on his arm.

    Rather be a “racist” than a race-traitor. Bet you don’t even know the meaning or origin of the word, dickhead. It was invented by Trotskyites anyway. Enjoy breeding your mongrel bred kids.

    “You like chocolate crackle? Love you long time!”

    Asian women. So classy. You must be a real catch yourself, mate.

  6. Daniel
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 20:15 | Permalink

    I’ll tell you what Richard, seeing as I never requested your fucktard input in the first place I am not going to request your disgusting comments to be removed, you know why?

    Because I am happy
    Because I am better than you
    Because you can say anything you want in your glorious anonymity because you know that this is the only way you can feel alive or that anything you say or think actually matters.
    And you can stew in your hatred, your bigotry, your 2-cells-over-a-functioning-brain-stem existence and you can say anything you want about me, my wife or my daughter.

    You know why? … because you don’t matter … you don’t matter to me, you don’t matter to the people who read this blog and I doubt you really matter to anybody.

    Cheers mate, and suck my happy sweaty balls.

  7. Dave
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 22:56 | Permalink

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