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Old 8th November 2011, 12:37 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default Nun receives award for abortion

Excommunicated Sister of Mercy Margaret McBride received the 2011 Call To Action Leadership Award at their annual conference precisely for her role in a decision at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix to abort an 11 week old unborn baby.

So a group that claims to be Catholic gave an award to a nun because she authorized a direct abortion, and continued to claim that her own action was moral, despite the local Bishop and the USCCB committee on doctrine asserting that it was a direct abortion. This is an award to a woman religious not merely for supporting the idea of legalized abortion, but for actually committing the grave sin of abortion. And she is obviously unrepentant:

McBride: "It is only by our example that the Church will change. For us to expect that the hierarchy of the Church is going to magically change, I just don't think it's going to happen. But we are the example. We are called to be that wonderful example to the Church."

She implies that people like herself, and like the members of Call to Action, are going to change the Church, so that the Church is instructed by them and remade in their image. Instead of the faithful learning from the Church, the unfaithful think to change the Church to become unfaithful like themselves.

Sister McBride was automatically excommunicated under Canon Law for authorizing a direct abortion, and she continues to be in a state of excommunication for the sin of formal heresy. Her heresy is not only that she believes direct abortion to be moral, but also that she utterly rejects the Church as teacher, instead claiming that she (and others like her) will teach and correct the Church.
Ron Conte
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