Monday, February 22, 2010

A Challenge to Life: Quarrel in Rome

There seems to be a disagreement in Rome over the life of an unborn baby, whether it was appropriate to abort the life or to save it to less the emotional pain of the parties involved.

Now that seems weird to have this particular argument with the Rome leaders. Catholic Culture brings this argument into focus.

An Important Quarrel in Rome
You probably remember the case of the abortions performed on the Brazilian girl who was impregnated with twins by her step-father last year. Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho publicly stated that the doctors who performed the abortions would incur excommunication. But the President of the Pontifical Academy for life then wrote an essay in L’Osservatore Romano in which he sharply criticized Archbishop Sobrinho for an alleged lack of sensitivity to the difficulties of the situation, especially for the girl. Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella argued that the Church would have been better served by a strong display of mercy and tenderness rather than a pronouncement of justice.

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