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).
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