These are Fr. Z's words on his Blog (February 20, 2016).
Why is this important?
Because of this: "Francis Says Contraception Can Be Used to Slow Zika" (New York Times, February 18, 2016).
And this: "BREAKING: Vatican affirms Pope was speaking about contraceptives for Zika" (LifeSiteNews, February 19, 2016).
And this: "Contraception, Congo Nuns, Choosing the Lesser Evil, and Conflict of Commandments" (Catholic World Report, February 20,2016).
And this: "PETITION [to the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights]: Stop using the Zika virus to push abortion in Latin America" (LifePetitions, 2 weeks ago).
Finally, pointing to the headline, "Pope Calls for Worldwide Abolition of Death Penalty" (NBC News, February 21, 2016), one of my colleagues then asks: "Folks, are the wheels simply coming off now?"