Skip to comments.Pelosi lies about Catholicism and abortion
Posted on 08/25/2008 5:13:35 PM PDT by tobyhill
Im always astounded as to the extent of deception in which pro-choice Catholics indulge themselves, both inwardly and outwardly, to justify their positions. Perhaps there is no balder example of this than Nancy Pelosi attempting to spin the Catholic doctrine on human life today on Meet the Press. Pelosi argues that the Catholic position on human life only developed in the last 50 years and that it doesnt impact abortion in any case:
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Slow Joe Biden is doing exactly the same thing. Just overt lying.
There’s a thread running which gives the response from a Denver Bishop.
Let her keep talking.
The more she talks the bigger hole she digs for herself.
 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
I dare sat that this translates to capital punishment.
It goes without saying, I hope, that ripping a human being apart “offends” the little one. It does more than that but I’ll leave it at that.
Pelosi can say this over and over again. Every time she says it the thermostat on the eternal furnace will click higher.
She never heard of the Wisdom of Solomon??
“Membership in the Catholic Church is voluntary. If people do not want to follow its doctrines, they should find another faith community that reflects their values and at the least, they should learn what the Church teaches on abortion and life before mischaracterizing it on national television. Pelosi is either a fool or a liar, or perhaps both.”
I would like to see her excommunicated. Then she’d know what the church teachings are.
I go with the first
Just when you thought nobody could answer that question worse than Obummer, Do Nothing Nancy rises to the occasion. Hey Facelift, the Catholic Church says it is at the moment of Conception.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Shame on her and shame on the Catholic Church for not excommunicating her, Biden, Kennedy, et.al., or at the very least publically announcing they will not be allowed Communion if they do not recant.
Ms. Pelosi's use of the word "ardent" is interesting...
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn, from ardor
Didn’t the Catholic position on abortion change about the same time that the American Chemical Society declared that natural gas was not a fossel fuel? sarc off.
I cannot name anyone that I’ve known that is close to as stupid as is Pelosi. (No sarc there whatsoever.)
... cuz first, one needs a brain
She and her ilk have excommunicated themselves...
It’s really too bad that Nancy’s mother did not share her views.
Its one thing to disagree with Church teaching. It’s another to misrepresent what she teaches because you don’t understand the subject.
But to assert the polar opposite on a topic as unambiguous as abortion? I’m not sure how to characterize that. “Ignorant” doesn’t seem to quite capture the depth and breadth of stupidity, but that’s the best I can come up with..
Also notice how many bishops -- including Pope Benedict -- have spoken out on the issue of these people supporting abortion.
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Almost as stupid as the priest continuing to give her communion.
WASHINGTON--Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops Committee on Doctrine, have issued the following statement:
In the course of a Meet the Press interview on abortion and other public issues on August 24, 2008, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion.
The Church has always taught that human life deserves respect from its very beginning and that procured abortion is a grave moral evil. In the Middle Ages, uninformed and inadequate theories about embryology led some theologians to speculate that specifically human life capable of receiving an immortal soul may not exist until a few weeks into pregnancy. While in canon law these theories led to a distinction in penalties between very early and later abortions, the Churchs moral teaching never justified or permitted abortion at any stage of development.
These mistaken biological theories became obsolete over 150 years ago when scientists discovered that a new human individual comes into being from the union of sperm and egg at fertilization. In keeping with this modern understanding, the Church has long taught that from the time of conception (fertilization), each member of the human species must be given the full respect due to a human person, beginning with respect for the fundamental right to life.
We watched Meet the Depressed yesterday and Stephie’s show a couple of weeks ago, and my wife and I both agree we want Nancy on TV every week from now until November. There is no better advertisement for the Rep. taking back the House than watching Nancy speak. The woman is a complete idiot.
The WSJ had a poll today showing that 50% of those polled now understand that the Dems control Congress. That has to be a good thing.
I would say both!
Chapter 2. The Second Commandment: Grave Sin Forbidden. And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. You shall not covet the things of your neighbor, you shall not swear, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not speak evil, you shall bear no grudge. You shall not be double-minded nor double-tongued, for to be double-tongued is a snare of death. Your speech shall not be false, nor empty, but fulfilled by deed. You shall not be covetous, nor rapacious, nor a hypocrite, nor evil disposed, nor haughty. You shall not take evil counsel against your neighbor. You shall not hate any man; but some you shall reprove, and concerning some you shall pray, and some you shall love more than your own life.
Can you be Catholic and a Democrat?
I would love to see the Pope tell the archbishops that pro abortion politicians worldwide were to be excommunicated! There are plenty of other liberal churches she could go to that would have no problem with her views.
Kudos to the Archbishops of both Washington and Denver, especially the latter.
“Irked by pro-choice Democrats who tout their Catholicism, the archbishop of Washington is chiding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for misstating church history and the archbishop of Denver is warning vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden not to take Communion...
Over the weekend, Bidens pro-choice views raised the ire of Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput.
I presume that his integrity will lead him to refrain from presenting himself for communion, if he supports a false right to abortion, Chaput told The Associated Press.
As for Pelosi, Chaput called her a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.
As for that lying POS Pelosi:”I think some of it is regional, said Pelosi, whose district encompasses San Francisco, in a recent interview with C-SPAN. It depends on the bishop of a certain region and, fortunately for me, Communion has not been withheld and Im a regular Communicant, so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case.
If that is the case, Archbishop of the SF diocese, get a pine. Act now!