"Condom use is incapable of stemming the AIDS epidemic...
...Chastity before marriage and fidelity after it is the only way to TRULY combat AIDS." The Pope is right. European condom imperialism is not the answer."
So said Patrick McCrystal, who is launching nationwide next week a new book highlighting contraception's disintegrating effect on marital harmony in Arlington Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday 24th March 2009 at 3:00pm.
The book entitled "Who's at the Centre of Your Marriage...the Pill or Jesus Christ?" argues that to maximise marital harmony, a married couple must avoid contraception.
The principal aim, stated Mr McCrystal, is: "...to highlight contraception's destructive role in marriage as well as outlining just WHY contraception is wrong. For too long, contraception promotion has gone virtually unchallenged."
Patrick stated: "Contraception is the unspoken cause of too much marriage break-up. The battle against contraception is not over so long as one married couple uses contraception."
Brother Shawn O'Connor of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Limerick (Monks of Moyross) will launch the book next Tuesday at 3pm in the Arlington Hotel.
A married couple who were former contraceptive users, a medical doctor, a counsellor and a priest will speak at the press conference.
Qualified in pharmacy, Patrick McCrystal could not obtain employment for three years as a result of deciding to no longer dispense the contraceptive pill on conscience grounds due to its abortion-causing nature.
"Thank Goodness the pope has spoken clearly on contraception in Africa," added Mr McCrystal.
The book is published by Human Life International (Ireland) and bears the imprimatur of Bishop Noel Treanor, of Down and Connor diocese.
Mickey Harte, Tyrone GAA All Ireland champions manager, will be in attendance.
The first public evening of the nationwide tour will be in Dublin in the Arlington Hotel, Bachelor's Walk, Wednesday 25th March at 7:30pm. Then the book will be publicly presented in Cork, Imperial Hotel on 26th March; in Limerick Greenhills Hotel on 27th March and Knock Shrine on 28th March at 2pm beginning with Mass in the Apparition Chapel.
The first Northern Ireland public evening of the nationwide tour will be in Belfast Wellington Park Hotel on 1st April at 7:30pm. Then the book will be presented in Armagh City Hotel on Thursday 2nd April at 7:30pm and in Derry Broomhill Hotel on Friday 3rd April 2009.
Patrick McCrystal available for interviews at (087) 2305709
See also the Dangers of Contraception website
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