Saturday, March 7, 2009

Religious Zealotry

There is much that is beautiful and admirable about the Catholic faith, but this isn't part of that picture.

UPDATE: As if we didn't know already how heinous the Catholic Church's position is on this issue, just to make it all really crystal clear, there is this (H/T Digby, emphasis in original):
The regional archbishop, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, pronounced excommunication for the mother for authorising the operation and doctors who carried it out for fear that the slim girl would not survive carrying the foetuses to term.

“God’s law is above any human law. So when a human law … is contrary to God’s law, this human law has no value,” Cardoso had said.

He also said the accused stepfather would not be expelled from the church. Although the man allegedly committed “a heinous crime … the abortion - the elimination of an innocent life - was more serious”.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I should know the answer to this, as I am a Catholic, but I wonder what says the Church if a Catholic juror votes to impose the death penalty?

You know it has to happen in South Texas.

This is a terrible, terrible story.