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Works of Mercy?

In Oxford, England, there is a hospice called Douglas House. Sister Frances Dominica, an Anglican nun, is the foundress of Douglas House. She helped solicit a prostitute for a disabled man in her care as part of her “works of mercy.” Neither the Corporal Works of Mercy nor the Spiritual Works of Mercy include soliciting prostitutes for disabled men. Indeed, the Spiritual Works of Mercy say “to admonish the sinner” and “to instruct the ignorant.”

Sr. Frances says she sees no contradiction between her action and her Christian principles. Really? One of the Seven Deadly Sins is “lust.”

Sr. Frances said, “It is not our job to make moral decisions for our guests.” Wow! That includes murder, theft, illegal drug use, religious discrimination, sexual assault, etc.

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