Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Have the bishops forgotten this ?



I'd like to know why we are running away from the law ; and penalties are not being exacted ? here's a link to a princeton professor and his attitude towards anti-life 'catholics'
http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=815

Now what does canon law say about it all ?

Can. 1329


§1 Where a number of persons conspire together to commit an offence, and accomplices are not expressly mentioned in the law or precept, if ferendae sententiae penalties were constituted for the principal offender, then the others are subject to the same penalties or to other penalties of the same or a lesser gravity.

§2 In the case of a latae sententiae penalty attached to an offence, accomplices, even though not mentioned in the law or precept, incur the same penalty if, without their assistance, the crime would not have been committed, and if the penalty is of such a nature as to be able to affect them; otherwise, they can be punished with ferendae sententiae penalties.

Now stop me if I'm wrong on this, but doesn't this mean that any politician who conspires in the culture of death , exacting their executive legislative delegative powers towards the promotion or actuation of illegal war, abortion, euthanasia, embryonic experimentation, or social policies which indirectly cause death in the third world by depriving them of food,clean water and medicines - are not merely to be deprived of access to the Blessed Sacrament ; they are Latae Sententiae excommunicated !!!!

Now the other week in Hednesford, Staffordshire, a pharmacist on moral grounds refused to dispense the morning-after pill to a customer; Mrs Sarah Luke . Lloyds pharmacy has declared that their ethical policy demands that the pharmacist who conscientiously objects MUST refer the customer to another pharmacist - something which a Catholic , in the remit of Canon 1329#2 ; CANNOT do !!!

So please tell me, what can a Catholic pharmacist do ? and where are the Conference of Bishops or Caritas or Our Catholic MPs ? Is anything being done to validly protect the religious freedom of catholics in their struggle against the culture of death ?

Well Catholic Action UK is yet again making a stand that the catholic authorities feel incapable of doing. Thank God for them.

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