I don't follow college hoops, but those who do will immediately recognize the name of Rick Pitino, coach of a perennially successful men's basketball team at the University of Louisville. Reports indicate that Pitino is an active Roman Catholic.Read more about it here.
Pitino admits to having had sex with a woman not his wife some six years ago, learning later that she was pregnant, giving her $ 3,000, and the woman promptly procuring an abortion. Most everything else about the story is disputed, however, including whether Pitino gave the money for an abortion or to buy insurance to provide prenatal care.
Let me go on to ask whether there are canonical consequences arising from the abortion in this case.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Dr Edward Peters: A canonical look at the Rick Pitino case
Dr Peters writes: