Skip to comments.Benedict backs excommunication for pro-abortion pollies
Posted on 05/16/2007 1:57:14 PM PDT by malibu2008Edited on 05/16/2007 2:32:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Speaking to reporters on his way to Brazil, Pope Benedict has backed Mexican bishops who have threatened excommunication for parliamentarians who voted to legalise abortion in Mexico City.
The Age reports that the Pope was responding to a reporter's question whether he supported Mexican Church leaders threatening to excommunicate leftist parliamentarians who last month voted to legalise abortion in Mexico City.
"Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon (church) law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ," he said.
"They (Mexican Church leaders) did nothing new, surprising or arbitrary. They simply announced publicly what is contained in the law of the Church... which expresses our appreciation for life and that human individuality, human personality is present from the first moment (of life)".
Under Church law, someone who knowingly does or backs something which the Church considers a grave sin, such as abortion, inflicts what is known as "automatic excommunication" on themselves.
The Pope said parliamentarians who vote in favour of abortion have "doubts about the value of life and the beauty of life and even a doubt about the future".
He plays one on TV.
Why did you change the title of the story in your thread posting?
Better tell Rudy that!
He thinks he is a Catholic and many believet too!
Another “play by my rules or I’ll take my ball and go home” post.
Man, it’s going to be a long time until next November.
He stayed at a holiday Inn Express last night, too!
Unless you are his bishop or the pope you can’t say that.
Malibu is an official headline editor.
Rudy is everything to everyone. He “creates his electorate”.
And Hannity would agree with him.
Shouldn’t you have posted this under the Religion topic?
We should write letters to editors to religious newspapers to let readers know he is pro-abortion, including partial-birth infanticide.
Believe it or not, not everyone knows just how pro-abortion he is.
And speaking of Rudy, people misjudge him; he is bad on the war on terror, because he has a STRONG pro-ILLEGAL immigration history.
Also, is a pro-life candidate, who will later become president, not able to fight the war on terror? That’s what even some pro-lifers seem to think.
Hannitys love for Rudy is getting a bit out of control. I wouldn’t be surprised to find pictures of them at a secret dinner holding hands.
So his is a RINO and a CINO
Pretty simple question really.
“Shouldnt you have posted this under the Religion topic?”
No, this is an action topic. Please read the first sentence of my Post #13.
“Benedict backs excommunication for pro-abortion pollies”
I kinda like the original title. You should ask the mods to put the original back on your post as this cuts down on the duplicate posts. Hard to search to see if it has been posted w/out the original title. Editorial comments can go in parantheses after the title.
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