I just love quotes like this one in a Reuters piece about Pope Benedict’s trip to Latin America, especially from a professor at a Catholic University.

“The Catholic population in Latin America will continue to disagree with church norms that are impossible to put into practice — like not using condoms or having premarital sex,” said Maria Jose Rosado-Nunes, professor of sociology at Sao Paulo’s Catholic University.

“A third of our schoolgirls get pregnant before they are 18 years old,” said Nunes in a related BBC report.”

Hmmm…I wonder if there’s a connection between that sad stat and adults telling kids that avoiding premarital sex is impossible?