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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The problem with Monarchy and Monarchists.


I like pageantry as much as the next guy, but this is ridiculous...
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The Bishops of Spain have in effect said it is okay for King Juan Carlos to sanction, with his required royal signature of approval, a new law easing restrictions on abortion.
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"As the law was being debated, Spain's bishops had said Catholic members of parliament who vote to liberalize abortion would place themselves outside the church and should not receive Communion.

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"That his majesty the king must sanction this law with his signature is a unique situation. No other citizen would encounter this," and so "general principles" cannot be applied, said Auxiliary Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino of Madrid, conference general secretary." - Source
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No kidding.
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"The late King Baudouin of Belgium faced a similar dilemma in 1990 when his nation's Parliament passed a bill liberalizing abortion.

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Saying his conscience and Catholic faith would not allow him to sign the bill, he worked out an agreement with parliament allowing him to resign for less than 48 hours. During his temporary abdication, the country's council of ministers assumed the king's powers and signed the bill. Parliament then reinstated the king." - Source
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Nuts anyone?  That's hypocrisy.

2 comments:

  1. I'm absolutely appalled by the duality of the Spanish bishops. I think they're just doing politics to placate the Spanish monarchy.

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  2. As the Church goes, so goes society.

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