Hold horses on this one, which purports to catch the writer in an ignorant statement about forgiving abortion. It was in fact, one mistake in a long, well informed, if slanted and wrong-headed, article.
But my reference to forgiving abortion ignores her link to her 2015 story to Francis’ expanding to priests “the discretion to forgive penitent Catholic women for having abortions.”
Not that priests have been entirely ruled out, being sometimes deputed by their bishop to give absolution. But granting absolution has been limited to bishops.
The writer might have specified this but did provide the necessary link, and in any case let the record show she is clearly not uninformed.
It’s all a plot, says Daily Beast writer, a liberal who loved him from the start for his “cool” all-things-OK approach.
[making it] OK to forgive abortion [give absolution] to repentant women . . .
Thus speaketh the ill-informed reporter. First time evah repentance is cause for forgiveness!