Skip to comments.Priests to Pelosi: condemn abortion or leave the Church
Posted on 06/20/2013 12:32:22 PM PDT by servo1969
A pro-life group called on California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi to exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them, in a widely-circulated open letter Wednesday.
Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you cant, wrote national director of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone. Otherwise, you would have been able to explain the difference between a legal medical procedure that kills a baby inside the womb and an act of murder.
Pavones letter was written in response to the Minority Leaders argument with a reporter The Weekly Standard asked Pelosi to clarify her position on abortion in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell case during a press conference Thursday.
What is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth? the reporter asked.
Pelosi dismissed the question and equated Gosnells crimes with pro-life activists condemnation of abortion.
What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible and everybody condemned it. For them to decide to disrespect a judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is reprehensible, she said. Next question.
When pressed for an answer, Pelosi pushed back harder, telling the reporter abortion should not be a political matter.
As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I dont think it should have anything to do with politics. And thats where youre taking it and Im not going there, Pelosi said, according to the press conference transcript.
In response to Pelosi, Pavone wrote that Pelosis answer violated both her duties as a public servant and a practicing Catholic.
Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground. To imagine God giving the slightest approval to an act that dismembers a child he created is offensive to both faith and reason, Pavone wrote. And to say that a question about the difference between a legal medical procedure and murder should not have anything to do with politics reveals a profound failure to understand your own political responsibilities, which start with the duty to secure the God-given right to life of every citizen.
Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that the Catholic Church teaches, Pavone continued. And I speak for countless Catholics when I say that its time for you to stop speaking as if it were.
May this movement grow and the same letter go to all people in government supporting abortion and homos from the Catholic Church.
Nancy Pants left the Catholic Church many years ago. She just needs the fig leaf because there are so many Catholic voters.
Just throw her hypocritical *** out.
A plea to Pelosi to “have honesty?”
Like she’s gonna be an “honest” whore? Best laugh I’ve had all day.
Stalin said, in so many words, “And how many divisions does the Pope command?”
Pelosi says, “And what sort of reelection bribes are we receiving from the Church?”
I agree. Don’t give them a choice, tell them they are no longer considered Catholics in any way, shape, or form. You don’t become a member of any religion to change it. You join a religion for it to change you.
perhaps had her parents had her Satanic pro-abortion ideas?
“As a practicing and respectful Catholic...”
I was kinda looking for the word, “committed” in that statement. Seems to be a Laodicean comment.
SEE............Obama said ..Catholics cause division.
I’m not Catholic and I don’t know much about it but isn’t this the kind of thing that excommunication was invented for?
As someone outside of Catholicism I am always puzzled by the way Catholics like Pelosi can just say whatever they want and there is no outcry, that I can see, from their church.
I grew up around Southern Baptists and I’m pretty certain that if a Baptist politician made a habit of saying that abortion is totally inline with the his church the outcry from his fellow Baptists would be audible from Tanzania.
Anyway, this is PR. Her Bishop has a duty. Will he do it?
well, whatever else you think, I hope you can see that the myth that “all Catholics are brainwashed by the Church” is exactly that.
What church does she attend? Is it infiltrated with other baby murderers ( I realize she is from San Fran) Why can’t parishioners just form a human circle around the altar to prevent her from receiving the Eucharist...or at the very least make it known that her “brand” of catholicism does not belong. Yes, the priests are the leaders but they need help and encouragement from the flock.
Pelosi is a horrible representative of the Catholic church. Her entire political life is based on lies and deceit, and proclaiming herself to be Catholic is one of them. God knows and will set her straight one day.
This reported did one of the most difficult things that exists: attempting to speak logically to a Democrat.
so why hasn’t she and others like her been ex-communicated? A bit less talk and more action from these priests, please.