Elton John "has attacked the Catholic Church and its position on condom use as a reason for the demise of 60 of his friends to the sexually-transmitted disease, AIDS." (Article on LifeSite.)
It is a pity that Elton John should use his friends' deaths to attack the Church. Are we expected to believe that they did not use condoms because they were subservient to the teaching of the Catholic Church? In any case, the teaching of the Church regarding homosexual acts is that "they are contrary to the natural law" and "under no circumstances can they be approved". (Catechism 2257) If Elton John is saying that his friends died because they contracted AIDS through homosexual practice, then following the teaching of the Catholic Church would have saved their lives.
May I suggest that anyone reading this post offer a prayer for the repose of the souls of these 60 people.
Eternal Rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen