Sunday, May 16, 2010

Benedict campaigns against abortion but keeps pedophile priests active

A news came out today that a hospital nun was fired from her job in a hospital in Arizona and was rebuked for allowing abortion and an “automatic excommunication” for the teenager who had the abortion because her life was endangered. John Paul II campaigned against abortion everywhere he went so does Benedict XVI. Abortion's punishment in the Catholic Church is instant excommunication...but pedophile priests can go on saying Mass reincarnating the flesh of Christ in the fairy tale of the Mass and they can go on sodomizing children for as long as they live and stay as priests.

Read our related article: Benedict XVI’s Consecration to Mary cannot protect children from pedophile priests

Sins and crimes are not synonymous. Sinners and criminals are not one and the same

From Fatima, Jacinta would throw the first stone at John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army‏ to defend her little brothers and sisters

Compare these Catholic sinners and secular criminals

Sinners & criminals - Victims - Responsible Leaders

Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto

WTC & 9/11 attacks - 5,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden

USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 6,000 pedophile priests - John Paul II & Benedict XVI & Opus Dei, the new Vatican Trinity


Hospital nun rebuked for allowing abortion

She agreed that seriously ill woman needed procedure to survive

updated 10:21 p.m. ET, Sat., May 15, 2010

PHOENIX - A nun and administrator at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix has been reassigned and rebuked by the local bishop for agreeing that a severely ill woman needed an abortion to survive.

Sister Margaret McBride was on an ethics committee that included doctors that consulted with a young woman who was 11 weeks pregnant late last year, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported on its website Saturday. The woman was suffering from a life-threatening condition that likely would have caused her death if she hadn't had the abortion at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Hospital officials defended McBride's actions but confirmed that she has been reassigned from her job as vice president of mission integration at the hospital. They said in a statement that saving the mother required that the fetus be aborted."In this tragic case, the treatment necessary to save the mother's life required the termination of an 11-week pregnancy," hospital vice president Susan Pfister said in an e-mail to the newspaper. She said the facility owned by Catholic Healthcare West adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services but that the directives do not answer all questions.

‘Automatically excommunicated’
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix Diocese, indicated in a statement that the Roman Catholic involved was "automatically excommunicated" because of the action. The Catholic Church allows the termination of a pregnancy only as a secondary effect of other treatments, such as radiation of a cancerous uterus.

"I am gravely concerned by the fact that an abortion was performed several months ago in a Catholic hospital in this diocese," Olmsted said in a statement sent to The Arizona Republic. "I am further concerned by the hospital's statement that the termination of a human life was necessary to treat the mother's underlying medical condition.

"An unborn child is not a disease. While medical professionals should certainly try to save a pregnant mother's life, the means by which they do it can never be by directly killing her unborn child. The end does not justify the means."

Olmsted added that if a Catholic "formally cooperates" in an abortion, he or she is automatically excommunicated.

Neither the hospital nor the bishop's office would say if Olmsted had a direct role in her demotion. He does not have control of the hospital as a business but is the voice of moral authority over any Catholic institution operating in the diocese.

Pulmonary hypertension
The patient, who hasn't been identified, was seriously ill with pulmonary hypertension. The condition limits the ability of the heart and lungs to function and is made worse, possibly even fatal, by pregnancy.

"This decision was made after consultation with the patient, her family, her physicians, and in consultation with the Ethics Committee, of which Sr. Margaret McBride is a member," the hospital said in a statement issued Friday.

A letter sent to Olmsted Monday by the board chairwoman and the president and CEO of CHW asks Olmsted to provide further clarification about the directives. The pregnancy, the letter says, carried a nearly certain risk of death for the mother.

"If there had been a way to save the pregnancy and still prevent the death of the mother, we would have done it," the letter says. "We are convinced there was not."

McBride declined to comment.


Shun "devil's temptations," pope tells priests

(Reuters) - Pope Benedict, still trying to come to grips with the Church's sexual abuse scandal, prayed on Wednesday that his priests would be able to avoid the snares of the world and reject the temptations of the devil.


The 83-year-old pope made his comments shortly after arriving at this shrine city famous with Catholics around the world because the Church teaches that the Madonna appeared there and spoke to three poor shepherd children in 1917.

Tens of thousands of people braved a chill evening wind to see the pope on his second day in Portugal and prayed with him while looking at the spot where the visions are said to have occurred.

Later, in a church in the shrine complex, he prayed that priests would always live up to the duties of their "sublime vocation and not give in to our egoisms, to the snares of the world and the temptations of the devil."

Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him to Lisbon on Tuesday, the pope made one of his most forthright comments on the sexual abuse scandal that has created turmoil in the church.

He said Church leaders had to acknowledged the "terrifying" truth that the sexual abuse scandal was the product of "sin within the Church" and that the Church had to repent for its sins and "accept purification." Purification, at least in the form of rolling heads, has already started. Five bishops in Europe have resigned. One has admitted sexual abuse, another is under investigation and three have stepped down over their handling of abuse cases.


Pilgrims in the crowd to hear the pope were divided on how the sexual abuse scandal can affect a person's faith.

"I believe that the scandals do have an impact on people's faith, especially on trust for teachers," said Domingos Silva, 43, a fisherman who walked 160 km (100 miles) to reach Fatima.

"I think Pope Benedict's response to these outrageous crimes has been too modest and inefficient to prevent this crisis from reaching the scale it has," he said.

A 70-year-old Portuguese nun said: "These scandals should not have an impact on people's faith, but they can harm the Church's reputation if this problem is not tackled properly."

Fatima, which gets some 5 million visitors a year and where the pilgrim trade is the engine of the area's economy, is the centerpiece of Benedict's four-day visit to Portugal.

The Madonna, who is said to have appeared to the three shepherd children six times, gave them three messages.

The first two were revealed soon and concerned a vision of hell, the prediction of the outbreak of World War Two and a warning that Russia would "spread her errors" in the world.

The "third secret" intrigued the world for half a century before it was revealed, inspiring books, cults convinced that it predicted the end of the world, and even a hijacking.

In 2000, the Vatican revealed that the secret vision was a prediction of the 1981 assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul on May 13, the same day of the first reported apparition in 1917.

John Paul, who was hit by several bullets fired by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca, believed the Madonna intervened to save his life. He had one of the bullets that pierced him welded into the crown of statue of the Madonna in the Fatima shrine.

Benedict told reporters on his plane on Tuesday he believed that the interpretation of the Third Secret could be enlarged to include the suffering the papacy and the Church would have to endure as a result of today's sexual abuse crisis.

(Writing by Philip Pullella; Editing by Jon Hemming)


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