The more I read about the Catholic Church, the more I see them as a pervasive source of evil in the world: almost as bad as Islam.
Rev. Gary LaMoine of the Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minn., allegedly denied Lennon Cihak the religious rite of passage after seeing him online holding a sign altered to criticize the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports. The amendment would have changed the state’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Of course they deny it:
However, the priest has since told the Associated Press that the teen was not in fact denied confirmation, but declined to explain, calling it an “internal and pastoral” matter.
“Some people chose to run out into the public and put it out in the media,” LaMoine said. He also said he was consulting with the Catholic Diocese of Crookston about the issue.
Somebody in the Vatican is going to realize that unless the Pope has a revelation from God allowing abortion, contraception, and gay rights, the Catholics are going out of business—except, perhaps, in South America.
My only question is whether Lennon Cihak still wants to be confirmed, and if so, why?
In an attempt to save a 4-month-old foetus they killed my … daughter. How is that fair you tell me?” A Mahadevi told several Indian television stations.
“How many more cases will there be? The rules should be changed as per the requirement of Hindus. We are Hindus, not Christians.”
Halapanavar’s husband, Paveen, has claimed that when the couple asked for a termination, fearing for Savita’s life, the pair were told: “This is a Catholic country.” He said doctors knew his wife was miscarrying within hours of her being taken to hospital.
As PuffHo notes:
Ireland’s constitution officially bans abortion, but a 1992 Supreme Court ruling said the procedure should be legalized for situations when the woman’s life is at risk from continuing the pregnancy. Five governments since have refused to pass a law resolving the confusion, leaving Irish hospitals reluctant to terminate pregnancies except in the most obviously life-threatening circumstances.
The Guardian adds:
Irish anti-abortion groups continue to insist that the Republic’s laws were not responsible for Halappanavar’s death.
Niamh Uí Bhriain, of the Life Institute, said: “It is very sad to see abortion campaigners rush to exploit this case to further their own agenda. The tragic loss of Savita Halappanavar’s life was not caused by Ireland’s ban on abortion. We need to ensure that mothers and babies are best protected; and abortion is not part of best medical practise. It is medieval medicine.”
How, exactly, does she know what killed Halappanavar? If he says “infection,” he’s dissimulating.
Come on, citizens of Ireland! 60% of you favor legalized abortion, so make your government reflect your consensus.