Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good Nun, Bad Nun

Catholic Nun Excommunicated for 
Saving Pregnant Woman’s Life! 

Last year a gravely ill pregnant woman was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix with heart failure. Doctors advised the woman that the pregnancy was literally killing her. She agreed to an abortion. One major problem: St. Joseph’s is a Catholic hospital.

Since the woman was too ill to be transferred to another hospital in time to save her life, Sister Margaret McBride, hospital administrator, approved the procedure. Yet when Bishop Thomas Olmsted received word that Sister McBride approved an abortion, he passed down the harshest penalty of the Catholic church, excommunicatio   

Here is my comment on this atrocity:
Catholic Nun Excommunication Abortion  

Posted by Daniel Vojir posting anonymously on May 20, 2010 at 7:41 PM

I saw this article and felt compelled to comment for personal reasons, so please bear with me.

I was born in St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital in Chicago. It was an orphanage and I was put up from birth immediately. So, I literally popped out of the womb into the arms of a nun.

I know I screamed "PUT ME BACK!!" but nobody listened to me. I was handled by nuns for the first 15 months of my life. I went through Catholic grade school with flying colors. Others were not so lucky. To say the nuns were harsh ... They were also very, very old and undereducated. They had bizarre quirks that they fostered in the extreme. They used kids (like me) to further their own political stance within the parish or with their mother superior. They worshiped the ground the priests walked on.

After my grade school incarceration, I then went from the frying pan into the fire: a college prep school taught by Dominican priests. No, I wasn't molested (I wasn't cute enough), but they certainly beat us into submission.

I am now a recovering Catholic.

Several years ago, I found out about the Duplessis Orphan scandal that rocked not only Canada but the rest of the world. I was struck dumb, for you see, my birth mother was French Canadian and I was born at the very height of the atrocious abuse. There but for the grace of God...

My point is this: the Catholic church wouldn't know a good nun from a bad one. The nun in question made the right decision, but if the situation were put forth in front of any of the nuns who handled me, I am positive that the pregnant woman would have been sacrificed.

Up until
the 1980's the sadistic Magdalene Laundries operated with impunity. 'Wayward girls" were to be treated as worthless slaves: physically, emotionally and, yes, even sexually.

The present pope still believes in the subjugation of women.

Sister Mary McBride I salute you. I only wish you were around when I was growing up.

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