onsdag 19 maj 2010

Nunna exkommunicerad för att hon ville rädda en moders liv

"Sister Margaret McBride, a Catholic nun and a long time administrator at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, has been excommunicated by her local Phoenix bishop, Thomas J Olmsted, after she agreed with a hospital ethics committee that an 11-week-old fetus had to be aborted in order to save the life of a mother.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted stated the Sister of Mercy was "automatically excommunicated" because of the action. She has also been demoted in her job.

The patient concerned had a rare and often fatal condition in which the pregnancy can cause the death of the mother.

In a statement, Suzanne Pfister, a hospital vice president, said while the hospital is a Catholic institution, the directives do not cover all the emergencies that arise.

"In this tragic case, treatment required the termination of an 11-week pregnancy," Pfister said.

The patient's condition, pulmonary hypertension, interferes with the ability of the heart and lungs to function and is often made fatal by pregnancy.

McBride was part of the ethics committee discussion about the surgery, which was described as very urgent and agreed with the abortion to save the life of the mother."

Läs hela artikeln här.


Jag undrar varför inte också (den sannolikt katolska) sjukhuspersonalen som ingick i den etiska kommittén, samt de personer som utförde aborten, exkommunicerades av den nitiske biskopen...? Kanske för att en nunna är lättare att straffa utan påföljder?

En präst svarar så här.

Läs också den här artikeln om biskopen i fråga.


fredag 7 maj 2010

Oskyldigt anklagade katolska präster

Hur går det för dem som inte har gjort något fel, som anklagas oskyldigt?

Tja, inte så bra, Vatikanen skyndar mycket långsamt i deras fall, och såväl upprättelsen, lönen som möjligheten att officiellt verka som präst igen tycks helt utebli.

Läs t.ex. den här artikeln, här ett utdrag:

"Some priests have sued their bishops in civil courts for defamation, invasion of privacy or intentional affliction of emotional distress after they were removed from ministry. But citing church-state separation, secular judges have been wary of wading into clergy personnel matters.

Other priests, like Selvaraj, have turned to the Vatican for help, only to be frustrated by bureaucratic delays, ambiguous responses, and a lack of transparency about the appeal process."



bloggping Bloggtoppen.se Photography Art Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory Top Religion bloggar Blog Flux Directory Religion Blogglista.se Add to Technorati Favorites Reggad på Commo.se Filosofi/Religion
eXTReMe Tracker


Copyright, bild: Charlotte Thérèse

Senaste inlägg

Kristen webbring

  © Blogger template Fishing by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP