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Nun excommunicated for allowing abortion

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May 18, 2010 — Today's stories - Arizona Hospital Nun Excommunicated For Allowing Abortion Catholic Commencement Scandals Decline In 2010 Colombian Doctor punished for Refusing to do an Abortion … 더보기

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stchadwick
The Catholic Church allows abortion ONLY if a mother will ACTUALLY DIE if she gives birth

kfarley,

The Church never allows for abortion under any circumstance. Perhaps you are referring to the principle of double effect or secondary effect, but that is still not a case where the Church allows for direct purposeful abortions. I'm unaware of any circumstance where a woman would be completely … 더보기
kfarley
If the nun is excommunicated I wonder why she would be reassigned?
kfarley
This story is a bit unclear. The Catholic Church allows abortion ONLY if a mother will ACTUALLY DIE if she gives birth-the Catholic Church does not allow abortion for rape or any other circumstance. If the nun were truly asking for an abortion in a case where the woman would certainly die if she gave birth the nun would not be going against Church teaching. I am guessing that this nun was asking … 더보기
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Jesuit magazine editor: Pope's comment on same-sex marriage against the Gospel
Fr. James Martin, S.J.
Washington D.C., May 18, 2010 / 11:13 pm (
In his post published on Monday, May 17, under the headline
"The Archdiocese of Boston is handling this matter quite differently—that is, more wisely—than Denver did," wrote Martin, in reference to the decision made by the Archbishop of Denver, Charles … 더보기
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Phoenix, Ariz., May 18, 2010 / 09:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A religious sister who was on a Catholic hospital panel that approved a direct abortion has excommunicated herself, the Diocese of Phoenix said on Tuesday. According to the diocese, Sr. Margaret McBride told Bishop Olmsted that she believed performing an abortion in a specific case from 2009 "was a morally good and allowable act … 더보기