Sunday, February 7, 2010

More on Needle Distribution


I was just listening to Raymond Arroyo interview Fr. Tad Pacholczyk on EWTN. He asked Fr. Tad about whether he thought needle distribution, which Bishop Hubbard approved in Albany, NY to stop diseases from spreading from one addict to another due to needle sharing, was akin to condom distribution to obviate the spread of AIDS and other STD's. Fr. Tad's answer to this question was that it is akin in that it serves to facilitate the evil habit under the guise of doing some other sort of good. It doesn't get to the root of the problem. He said that Alcoholics Anonymous has it right in that they provide peer support and develop relationships with those who are ready to seek help.

What do you think?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kathy, Diane Sachs here, can you send an e-mail to my Mary Kay address, I have something interesting to ask about our CDU conversation!

Allison said...

I am always horrified when governments and religions accomodate evil for their own convenience. When you provide equipment for people to abuse themselves, it's like saying a certain group of people don't deserve a chance at a decent life, a drug-free existence. I know the statistics demonstrate that kicking drugs is nearly impossible, but they will never get clean if you help them get high. It's government sanctioned slavery. I think it's criminal. And it's why the family is so very important to society: healthy families produce fewer drug addicts.