Wednesday, June 23, 2010

From one controversy to the next!

Our wonderful bishop, Thomas Olmsted, has been under attack for allowing the automatic excommunication of a religious sister in our diocese. This sister ordered the abortion of a baby in a Catholic hospital, in the belief that it would save the mother's life.

Bishop Olmsted is a holy and faithful man of God, and this video helps explain the facts of what happened. (And to support the bishop, please sign the petition, here.)


17 comments:

  1. Sister Smister....ERGH...I swear its because she doesn't wear her habit. ;)

    I love him! What a great Bishop you have! ;)

    Can you add the link that will take me to where I can sign up. I tried googling it and I couldn't find it. :)

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  2. Good for him! It is wonderful to see that not all in the church are 'asleep' and some are willing to stand up for what's right. I wish reformed churches took that strong a stand to protect God's creation.

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  3. What a faithful Bishop! Thanks for sharing the video. I love the rope metaphor.

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  4. When I close my eyes and imagine them removing that living baby from her womb (or did they kill it before they removed it) in a Catholic hospital a wave of horror washes over me. It's one thing for the ignorant to do it - entirely another for a Sister, a bride of Christ, to give consent for such an atrocity. Thank you Lord for our Bishop and his beautiful, bravery in loving her enough to discipline HER grievous choice!

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  5. Tragic. Thank you for posting this.

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  6. http://www.supportolmsted.com/

    There ya go, Sew!

    I know.... the thought of it being done in a CATHOLIC hospital is just enough to make my head explode....

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  7. Now, I must walk away from the computer...... WALK AWAY, do you hear!!! Okay, walking away......

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  8. UGH, stuff like this drives me nuts! And Sew? My husband won't call them "sister" when they aren't dressed like one, he concludes I won't assume people would think I'm married if I'm not wearing my ring. The lack of a habit is the first step that lead her down this slippery slope.

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  9. Oh that was just awful...and what really infuriated me was that statement by Cathy Kaveny....absolutely unbelievable! This is just the problem with so much in the world.. people spin language to make atrocious behavior "acceptable" and "non-controversial". Murder of an innocent baby is just that no matter what kind of language that lady uses! Oh, can you tell that I'm riled up? ;)

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  10. Leila Miller can embed a video on Blogger! YAAAAAY!!!!!

    Oh, and yes, sign the petition! We need to support Bishop Olmsted.

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  11. I signed the petition! Thanks for posting this! The Bishop is definitely worthy of praise for his words of truth! I pray that more Catholics will educate themselves on the Church teaching dealing with intent. If this poor little baby had died as a result of the medical treatment that could not be avoided, and the intent of the treatment was to save the mother's life then this is morally acceptable. Definitely still tragic, but this is what makes St. Gianna's actions so heroic and saintly.
    But to directly kill the child in an abortion just blows my mind, and for a sister to authorize such an action, is just mind boggling.
    Sew, I agree about the habit. I have to say that I tend to be skeptical of any sister not wearing a habit. I can't help but wonder if they are truly in line with Church teaching.
    Barbie, the wedding ring is a great analogy! A priest told me once that when he wears his cassock or at least his collar out in public it's like a flashing neon sign saying, "HEAVEN DOES EXIST!"

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  12. Ugh! I know! Leila and I were just talking about this the other day, what would I be telling my husband if I were running around without my wedding band. Rhi-I so agree! I'm so skeptical of them too that I won't even take classes given by the diocese because of it...I just can't do it.

    There is something about a cassock that just takes me to heaven! Those things are awesome!

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  13. I was nervous to click on the comment section, for fear it has been highjacked. I'm glad others are seeing the tragedy in this! I signed the petition!!

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  14. I can't believe that "nun"! What a sad, sad story :(.

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  15. Thanks for posting this! Bishop Olmsted was a great support for the prolife movement in Columbus, Ohio. Everyone here just loves him! I am passing the youtube onto the Hannah's Tears FaceBook site. The most awful thing about this is that this sister can't see past the suffering of this poor woman and how the Glory and Grace of God can do anything. How blind our world has become.

    I am thanking God for the faithful Catholics that still believe in the mercy and goodness of Our Lord and His Bride the Church.

    God bless you and yours,
    Therese @ Hannah's Tears

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  16. That is so disgusting, and I wish more Bishops would support their Catholic community in the RIGHT way like this one. I am signing the petition.

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  17. thanks for sharing, Its' nice that there are still faithful Bishops out there publically supporting the faith!

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