Monday, March 09, 2009

Beyond Repugnant

Considering they, as an organization, aided, abetted, and otherwise supported, the sexual (and mental) abuse of minors, this, doesn't necessarily, come as a surprise;

Vatican defends Brazil excommunication

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.


The row was triggered by the termination on Wednesday of twin foetuses carried by a nine-year-old allegedly raped by her stepfather in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

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.
But it is, just the same, beyond repugnant.

Oh, I don't know, I'll take a wild stab at it and say, it's likely Jesus would be down for giving some aid and comfort to the

At minimum, this Cardinal, the Vatican would have been better off, much like when their own priests were doing the raping, to be silent.

Or, using their platform to preach about the sanctity, and absolute moral imperative, of protecting children from abuse.

That, to me, would seem to be more in line with "God's Law".

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