This is a test of the American Council of Bishops and how effective (NOT) they are going to be in the face of CLEAR Catholic teaching and this Pope's strong position on respect for life for “the least of our brethren” as Obama said to Rick Warren.
In the end, I expect the Pope and the Bishop's to fold their tent and allow Pelosi, Biden, Kerry, etc. to receive communion.
Meanwhile, Catholic Democrats continue to cherry pick and equate abortion (an intrinsic evil) with war and death penalty (which the Catholic Church has made clear is not an INTRINSIC evil).
These politicians should go join the Anglicans (or Episcopalians) where they are soft on abortion, homosexuality, celibacy, etc...
You mention Pelosi. Rush played some comments by her today.....she actually said that St. Augustine, a doctor of the church, says that life does not begin until three months into gestation. LOL - she is more blatant than even Biden on this issue. What the heck was she thinking?