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Old 27th October 2009, 12:19 PM
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Default Nun acts as abortion clinic escort

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/oct/09102302.html

Sr. Donna Quinn, OP, escorts women seeking an abortion into the clinic, past pro-life protesters. According to the information in this article, she is committing several sins publicly:

Formal heresy, since she knowingly rejects the definitive teaching of the Magisterium on abortion, homosexuality, contraception, and abortion. As a result of her sin of formal heresy, she is in fact automatically excommunicated from the Church.

Explicit cooperation with abortion, in that she willingly assists women seeking an abortion, and tries to nullify the work of Catholics attempting to convince the women not to get an abortion.

The sin of scandal, since her sins are public and especially since she is a nun; these sins may influence other persons to sin by heresy or by cooperating with the sin of abortion.
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Old 28th October 2009, 06:41 AM
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Ron, What are the correct actions that should be taken by the head of her Order as well as the Bishop?
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Old 28th October 2009, 01:00 PM
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Ron, What are the correct actions that should be taken by the head of her Order as well as the Bishop?

She should be warned by the Bishop that her beliefs and actions are contrary to definitive teaching of the Church, and after one or two warnings/corrections, if she persists, she should be given a juridicial excommunication by the Bishop. She is already automatically excommunicated.

Her prioress should act similarly, warning her and attempting to correct her, then expelling her from the order if she persists.

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{3:11} knowing that one who is like this has been subverted, and that he offends; for he has been condemned by his own judgment.
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Old 28th October 2009, 01:55 PM
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Do we have an individual responsibility, having knowledge of her actions, to write to her bishop and prioress, assuming their ignorance of her involvement?
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Old 28th October 2009, 02:28 PM
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Do we have an individual responsibility, having knowledge of her actions, to write to her bishop and prioress, assuming their ignorance of her involvement?

As the news story states, her prioress is already aware of her sins. The bishop is also probably already aware of this. We do not have a responsibilty to pressure the leaders of the Church to act uprightly. We have a responsability to pray and practice self-denial, and give good examples by our words and deeds.
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Old 2nd November 2009, 04:46 PM
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Discretion becomes cowardice when it fails to heed serious, public disrespect such as this. Is a supervisor who fails to warn and act a conspirator in the evil?
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Old 2nd November 2009, 05:51 PM
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Discretion becomes cowardice when it fails to heed serious, public disrespect such as this. Is a supervisor who fails to warn and act a conspirator in the evil?

Certainly, it is a sin of omission that this nun's prioress, who has direct authority over this nun, refuses to take any action to attempt to prevent her from assisting an abortion clinic. Also, it is the sin of scandal for the prioress to refuse to act, and to repeat the excuses made by this nun (such as that she is protecting people from harrassment). The prioress is also guilty of cooperation with evil, since her acts and omissions are helpful to the sin of this nun.

The Bishop has an obligation to act also. But I don't know if he has said or done anything privately in this matter.
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Old 5th November 2009, 11:34 AM
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This nun has now been 'reprimanded' and has ceased to escort women at the abortion clinic.
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...on-clinic.html

However, she is unrepentant from her objective mortal sins, and from abject publicly-stated heresy.
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Old 17th November 2009, 12:19 AM
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This is written by my US Representative, Christopher Smith. I am proud to have him as my legislator.



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