Benedict XVI Excommunicates Mother, Doctor Of 9 Yr Old Who Had Abortion But Not The Father That Raped Her
Benedict XVI and the Opus Dei are out of touch with life as they live in the Latin ecstasy (of the Palace of the Vatican that rivals the royals of Europe).
With their Opus Dei Latin prayers each Mass each day, they laugh at Jon Sobrino who works with the poor people of El Salvador. The Opus Dei and the Pope will never dirty their hands with the poor. But they silence and condemn the Jesuits who work with the poorest of Christ.
March 8th, 2009 | 1:59 pm
Dept: Abortion, Catholic Church, Religion
The Catholic church once again demonstrates the follies of organized religion.
A senior Vatican cleric has defended the excommunication of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion in Brazil after being raped.
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, head of the Catholic church’s Congregation for Bishops, told the daily La Stampa on Saturday that the twins the girl had been carrying had a right to live.
‘It is a sad case but the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons, who had the right to live and could not be eliminated,’ he said.
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”.
Yeah. Good luck with that.
The Church also covered for several dozen (at least) serial child rapists. Lovely bunch the Catholic Church is.
Also, the Galileo deal was pretty shitty too. Oh, and the centuries of anti-Semitism. And sucking up to the fascists in WWDeuce. That was bad. Oh, and persecuting Gypsies (Roma). Right, and the Inquisition. That sucked. And gay bashing.
Indeed, a lovely bunch.
As for the ashes on the head. That’s just plain weird. Well, it is.
Brazil: Excommunications in case of raped girl, 9
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 5, 2009
RIO DE JANEIRO: A Roman Catholic archbishop says the abortion of twins carried by a 9-year-old girl who allegedly was raped by her stepfather means excommunication for the girl's mother and her doctors.
Despite the nature of the case, the church had to hold its line against abortion, Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho said in an interview aired Thursday by Globo television.
"The law of God is higher than any human laws," he said. "When a human law — that is, a law enacted by human legislators — is against the law of God, that law has no value. The adults who approved, who carried out this abortion have incurred excommunication."
Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao rebuked the archbishop, saying, "I'm shocked by two facts: by what happened to the girl and by the position of the archbishop, who in saying he defends life puts another at risk."
Abortion is generally illegal in Brazil, which is home to more Catholics than any other nation. But the procedure is allowed when the mother's life is in danger, when the fetus has no chance of survival or in rape cases where the woman has not passed her 20th week of pregnancy.
Doctors said the girl was 15 weeks pregnant when the abortion was performed Wednesday in the northeastern city of Recife, where Sobrinho is archbishop. Health officials said the life of the girl — who weighs 80 pounds (36 kilograms) — was in danger.
The pregnancy was discovered last week when the girl fell ill and her mother took her to a clinic. The child then told officials she had been abused by her stepfather, who is in police custody.
A similar case in southern Brazil surfaced Thursday. Authorities in Rio Grande do Sul state told the O Globo newspaper that an 11-year-old girl allegedly raped by her stepfather is seven months pregnant.
The 51-year-old stepfather has been in jail since January while the girl is in a hospital for high risk pregnancies and apparently will not have an abortion.
Should Benedict XVI be excommunicated?
Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho (Brazil) says the abortion of twins carried by a 9-year-old girl (36 kilos / 80 pounds) who was raped by her stepfather means excommunication for the girl's mother and her doctors.
Just a few weeks ago, the Catholic Church has lifted the excommunication of Holocaust denying members Society of St. Pius X without preconditions, who deny the 2nd Vaticanum.
My question is the following:
Is Benedict XVI the Antichrist?
Should he be excommunicated?
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
The pope isn't likely to excommunicate himself but we all can excommunicate ourselves from the Catholic church.
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