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A Catholic Pope, Revisited

Anonymous2834 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:07 AM
RHSimard wrote: "Abortion where allowing the pregnancy to proceed puts the mother at risk of serious harm or death, and no medical alternative exists, then abortion becomes a special case of self-defense, and almost nobody denies that the taking of another human life, which abortion does, is justified in that case" This is not Catholic teaching. Active abortion is always wrong. The loss of a child as a side-effect of treatment received by the mother is not abortion, though, because the death of the child is not the intention. Hundreds of doctors have repeatedly certified that there are no medical conditions that require active abortion to save the life of the mother. Look it up.

By the time you read this, the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday’s indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don’t be surprised if the cardinals have chosen… a Catholic pope.

After the election of Benedict XVI in 2005, I wrote that the cardinals had correctly ignored the desires of some people to install a wimpish equivocator willing bend with the winds of compromise. I believe the cardinals will show the same wisdom in 2013.

In other words, the cardinals will choose someone...