Friday, March 6, 2009

Reading the news...

Sometimes I weep (or get angry!)... These are from MSNBC...

A Roman Catholic archbishop says the abortion of twins carried by a 9-year-old girl who allegedly was raped by her stepfather means excommunication for the girl's mother and her doctors. Despite the nature of the case, the church had to hold its line against abortion, Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho said in an interview aired Thursday by Globo television.

Read it all here.

The lack of charity by the Archbishop is stunning and no where, and I mean no where does the Archbishop say anything about the incest/rape! Shame on him!

All those excommunicated are welcome in the Episcopal Church.

------------------------

The image was blurred and the voice distorted, but the words spoken by a young Ohio woman are haunting. She had sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend. When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls. The girls were harassing her, calling her a slut and a whore. She was miserable and depressed, afraid even to go to school.

And now Jesse Logan was going on a Cincinnati television station to tell her story. Her purpose was simple: “I just want to make sure no one else will have to go through this again.”

The interview was in May 2008. Two months later, Jessica Logan hanged herself in her bedroom. She was 18.

Read it all here.

Technology is both a blessing and a curse and sadly, Jesse found out the curse side by her ex-boyfriend and those to whom he sent the pictures. All those who exploited her (bullied), share the blame in her death.

We need to remember that what we send by phone or internet may be used against us. May Jessica rest in peace.

1 comment:

Rev. Kurt said...

It seems the Vatican is equally uncharitable. The mother and doctors did not believe the child could survive the pregnancy. The Vatican is absolute on abortion.

Vatican Backs Excommunications Stemming From an Abortion see here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/world/europe/08vatican.html