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Sister Margaret Mary McBride’s Excommunication

I originally heard about this from one of my favorite authors about how Sister Margaret Mary McBride, a nun from Phoenix, Arizona, was excommunicated because she authorized an abortion for a woman who would have died if the pregnancy had continued. Personally, I have a problem with Bishop Thomas Olmsted, the man who excommunicated the nun. My problem is that the Bishop, as far as I know, didn’t get all of the information regarding the situation before he made the decision to excommunicate the Sister. Plus, it’s not like he was there when the Sister approved the abortion. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Sister was torn between what her faith told her and what the situation was. And to be quite honest, I’m not surprised that she picked the lesser of two evils. In this case, I think that the abortion is the lesser of two evils because it was either have the woman keep the baby, risk her life, and possibly leaving four children motherless, or, doing the abortion, and definitely saving the mother and leaving her kids with a mother. Anyway, my other point is that I also hate it when people jump to conclusions without getting as much information as possible. In this case, I think that the excommunication of the Sister is a bit overkill, especially when you compare it to what the Catholic Church has not done in regards to the sex abuse scandals.

Sister Margaret Mary McBride

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