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!


Pablo said...

When we have a problem with a Priest or Religious, we are to take the cause to the Mother Of Mercy.

Our Rosary prayers should include them, and we should do peneance on their behalf.

I entrust this whole matter in the hands of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, “Mother of the Priest par excellence, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and through Him, of all priests in whom she forms her Son”.

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

Duly noted, Pablo. The path I have taken in these cases is to pray for the nun at the center of it all, her community, and for the responsible bishops.

Tominellay said...

I see here another religious who is in good standing in her community/congregation/order but in opposition to the Church or Church Hierarchy or Magisterium.

Sr. Lorraine said...

This is really awful.
I offered my hour of adoration today in reparation for this.
The worst part is that her superiors allow it to continue. The same thing was true with the sexual abuse scandal--it couldn't have continued the way it did if the bishops had acted.
This is the result of moral relativism.
This is an extreme case, but the fact it has been allowed to go on just shows how deep the problems are in religious life. No wonder the Vatican is doing an apostolic visitation of nuns.