Monday, October 26, 2009

Canon Lawyer speaks out on Nun serving as abortion clinic escort

Dr. Edward Peters has a post up on the recent case in the news of a Dominican nun who was photographed serving as an abortion clinic escort.  I'll start you out here and then go to his blog to read the rest of his post:

Frankly, chances are slim that the Sinsinawa Dominicans will do anything about their Sr. Donna Quinn who publicly and formally cooperates in the death of babies by abortion. Chances are slim that anything will be done about her because, well, such are the times we live in: a Catholic religious can act for years as an abortion clinic escort and cause barely a ripple in her religious community, the local church, or in Rome. History won't believe it.
But a slim chance is still some chance, and the moral poverty of the age is no bar to our doing what we can in response to such conduct. I can at least point out the possibility of canonical consequences for Sr. Donna.

The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!