Priests who abuse children? Protected.
Nun who saves a life? Excommunicated.
In order to save the life of a critically ill woman who was pregnant, Sister Margaret McBride, an administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, allowed an abortion, according to The Arizona Republic.
According to Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, she would be automatically excommunicated.
And while Sister McBride’s excommunication was instantaneous, the Vatican waited 10 years to defrock one Phoenix pedophile priest, according to Arizona Family. Defrocked, but never excommunicated.
Sister McBride was also demoted from her position as administrator.
While the mother “had a rare and often fatal condition in which a pregnancy can cause the death of the mother,” according to Catholic News USA, the bishop responded by saying, “An unborn child is not a disease.”
However, don’t people die from things other than disease?