I find it interesting that some of the more unpopular positions by the church is being depicted as a polarization of its members rather than a polarization of its members versus the church leadership. For example, the notion that condoms do not respect the sanctity of life is so far out of step with most of laity that, there would be no polarization if the Vatican dropped that ludicrous position. Here is a clear situation where there is no threat to any life except the life of the persons are at risk of contracting AIDS. Millions of people will die of AIDS that can be prevented by condom use. Yet, the Vatican maintains the position that condoms do not respect the sanctity of life. What about the lives of the millions who will die because of the Church's policy?