07 April 2010

Pontius Pilate Wasn't Pro-Death Just Pro-Choice

"The president is not pro-abortion, the president is pro-choice. I think they are two very different things."
The words came from Sr. Anita Baird, the founding director of the Office of Racial Justice at the Archdiocese of Chicago.   On Good Friday we had Pontius Pilate claim the same thing.  Pilate wasn't pro-death in deciding to put Jesus to death.  Afterall he believed Jesus was innocent.  Nevertheless he was pro-choice by allowing the Jews to put Jesus to death and believed that by "washing his hands" he could absolve himself of any guilt.  Nice try Sister.

Even though the actions or inaction of various Bishops in the whole sexual abuse scandal is itself a scandal that problem is really part of a larger failure on their part in that people like Sister Baird are allowed to hold key positions in Chanceries around the country.  While not minimizing the immense damage done by abusive priests to their victims their overall numbers remain small whereas the heterodoxy of Diocesan officials has done damage on a considerably larger scale.

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