From NPR.org: Sister Margaret McBride was excommunicated after allowing an abortion to be performed on a woman who doctors say would otherwise have died.Read the whole story, and listen to the episode. You simply won't believe it.
In one fell swoop the Catholic Church tipped its hand, revealing:
(a) Its millennia-long hatred of women
(b) It moves swiftly to punish perceived transgressions
(c) Pedophilia is not viewed as a transgression
Thank you Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted for clearing this up once and for all.
Pedophilia = OK
Life of a woman = expendable
From NPR.org: "She consented in the murder of an unborn child," says the Rev. John Ehrich, the medical ethics director for the Diocese of Phoenix. "There are some situations where the mother may in fact die along with her child. But — and this is the Catholic perspective — you can't do evil to bring about good. The end does not justify the means."
There are some situations where the mother may in fact die . . .
The life of the woman in question was a sacrifice the brave old barnacle-and-semen-encrusted church was willing to make.
Hurrah for Catholicism!
Hurrah for the truth slipping out!
I can just hear the sigh of relief of all those priests realizing that pedophilia hasn't yet been taken off the table.
What an absolute shower of bastards!