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Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Heinous Catholic Church Won't Excommunicate A Child Rapist

I blogged last week about a 9 year old child who had an abortion after being raped by her stepfather. The Catholic Church has since excommunicated her mother and the doctors who performed the abortion. However, they will NOT excommunicate the rapist!!

Vatican defends excommunication for 'raped' nine-year-old girl's abortion

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 allegedly being raped by her stepfather.

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.

Re, who also heads the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, added: "Life must always be protected, the attack on the Brazilian church is unjustified."

The row was triggered by the termination on Wednesday of twin fetuses 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 fetuses 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".

Battista Re agreed, saying: "Excommunication for those who carried out the abortion is just" as a pregnancy termination always meant ending an innocent life.

The case has sparked fierce debate in Brazil, where abortion is illegal except in cases of rape or if the woman's health is in danger.

On Friday, President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva hit out at Sobrinho's decision, saying: "As a Christian and a Catholic, I deeply regret that a bishop of the Catholic church has such a conservative attitude."

"The doctors did what had to be done: save the life of a girl of nine years old," he said, adding that "in this case, the medical profession was more right than the church."

One of the doctors involved in the abortion, Rivaldo Albuquerque, told Globo television that he would keep going to mass, regardless of the archbishop's order.

"The people want a church full of forgiveness, love and mercy," he said.

Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao also slammed the archbishop.

"Two things strike me: the assault on the girl and the position of this bishop, which is truly lamentable," he said.

The girl, who was not identified because she is a minor, was last week found to be four months' pregnant after being taken to hospital suffering stomach pains.

Officials said she told them she had suffered sexual abuse by her stepfather since the age of six.

Police said the 23-year-old stepfather also allegedly sexually abused the girl's physically handicapped 14-year-old sister.

He was arrested a week ago and is being kept in protective custody. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

The website of the news group Globo reported that another girl, aged 11, had been found to be seven months pregnant following alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father.

The girl has said she does not intend to seek an abortion, according to reports.

So let me get this straight!! The mother and the doctors have been excommunicated, but the rapist will not be. The rapist will not be excommunicated because "although his crime was heinous, the abortion was a more serious crime."

I can't say that I'm surprised by the response of the Catholic Church. These are, after all, the same people that have no problem with child rape. They have no problem with pedophile priests and nuns, and they still refuse to accept responsibility for all the years that they allowed the pedophiles to rape children. So, it's no surprise that they wouldn't excommunicate a child rapist and instead declare the mother, doctors, and the CHILD to be the real criminals!!

To quote a great man, "If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're preschool, you're fucked!!" This is totally true about the Catholic Church. They don't give a damn that the life of this CHILD could have ended if she continued to carry her rapist's spawn. They weren't interested in saving her life because you see, she was already BORN.

They didn't care that the truly HEINOUS crime of rape by her stepfather caused the situation in the first place. They don't care about his crimes. They have no shame!! They should be criticized each and every single day. Brazil and every country should toss the HEINOUS Catholic Church out on their asses!!


  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    Oh I agree with you! I have never understood the Catholic church. Another thing is the use of condoms. The church will not allow their use why aids runs rampid in Africa. Alot of the worlds problems can be blamed on religion.


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