Spanish priest reportedly paid for abortions, remains in ministry
CWN - March 14, 2011
A Spanish priest remains in active ministry 3 years after he admitted financing abortions, the LifeSite News service reports.
Father Manel Pousa has paid for abortions, blessed same-sex unions, and promoted the ordination of women, according to Spanish media reports. But Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona has been content to give the errant priest a “warning” rather than suspending him.
The Code of Canon Law prescribes the penalty of excommunication for those who are directly involved in procuring or performing an abortion.
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Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Mar. 14, 2011 8:33 PM ET USA
Hasn't the priest excommunicated himself by participating in an abortion - until he repents. the article sdid not say if he repented. Or is there a different standard for nuns and priests. The nun in Arizona was considered excommunicated when she voted with the ethics committee to allow an abortion. I think there needs to be a consistent world wide standard.
Posted by: Father Fetus -
Mar. 14, 2011 7:09 PM ET USA
Obviously, abortion is not seen as child abuse there.