Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Torture a Catholic Virtue?

No, actually, it's not, but Marc Theissen seems to think so, despite what the US Catholic bishops have said. Check out The Lead for more, as they quote Theissen, the New York Times, and Andrew Sullivan, who points us to the Catechism
Torture which uses physical or moral violence to extract confessions, punish the guilty, frighten opponents, or satisfy hatred is contrary to respect for the person and for human dignity.
And someone tell me when he's denied receiving the Eucharist for his manner of life, or the political positions he posits to the public in defiance of church teaching (not intended alliteration).

1 comment:

  1. Sadly this shouldn't be unexpected. When the Catholic church ends all spousal benefits over gay marriage, or shuts down orphanages over gay marriage, but has no problem with giving children or benefits to those who are divorced and re-married (which is equally abhorrent in the R. Catholic Church), they've shown themselves to lack consistency and to be pursuing a political agenda rather than a spiritual one.