Considering that the Pope has never had sex, been married or has children, it is always fun when they try and lecture on issues such as sex, marriage and raising children but the Pope has been trying to tell his flock how they should deal with these thorny issues.
In a 256-page document called 'The Joy of Love', the reiterates his Church's opposition to the legal recognition of gay relationships which won't come as a surprise to anyone.
'There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family' he droned adding his sympathy to families with gay relatives, a situation: 'not easy for parents or for children'.
Next up was couples who live together outside of marriage who need to be 'guided, patiently and discreetly' and then it was the raising of children who should be taught manners, punished for misbehaviour, cured of the vice of "wanting it all now" and prevented from watching TV programmes which undercut family values.
The people who still pay any attention to religious leaders are thankfully reducing in numbers as the decades pass and one day in the future we will look back at 2000 years of turmoil caused by religion and ask 'did people really do that?'
Next week, Charlie Sheen on abstinence.