Adaptive Pressure in Action

Even from under my rock, I've been hearing the news regarding the Pope's recent announcement that it may be time for the Catholic Church to abandon its long-held prohibition of condoms. From what I understand, his reasoning has more to do with preventing the spread of disease than with allowing his flock to better plan their parenthood, but fortuitously in this case the two purposes go hand in hand.

I'd like to sincerely extend warm congratulations to the Pope not only for taking a generally progressive humanitarian step, but also for making a very wise move in terms of ensuring the health of the religious institution — or, more aptly, the religious system — of which he is the head.