Skip to comments.A priest writes to Nancy Pelosi:
Posted on 02/03/2007 4:35:22 PM PST by franky
A priest writes to Nancy Pelosi:
If you can kill a baby in the womb, Nancy, why not outside of it?
Fr. John Malloy, pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco, penned this Open letter to Nancy Pelosi, which was recently published in the parish bulletin. We reprint it here with Fr. Malloys permission.
Nancy, you are fooling yourself and I fear fooling many good Catholics. You are simply not in sync with the Catholic Church. Until you change your non-Catholic positions, you should stop calling yourself Catholic. Your record shows that you support embryonic stem cell research, Planned Parenthood, contraception, family planning funding, allowing minors to have an abortion without parental consent, and are against making it a crime to harm a fetus, etc. etc.
The fact that you favor married priests and women priests certainly would not classify you as conservative, but your answer to the question are you a conservative Catholic was: I think so. I was raised in a very strict upbringing in a Catholic home where we respected people, were observant, were practicing Catholics, and that the fundamental belief was that God gave us all a free will, and we were accountable for that, each of us. Each person had that accountability, so it wasnt for us to make judgments about how people saw their responsibility and that it wasnt for politicians to make decisions about how people led their personal lives; certainly, to a high moral standards, but when it got into decisions about privacy and all the rest, then that was something that individuals had to answer to God for, and not to politicians.
That sounds fair and tolerant, but your record belies high moral standards.
The NARAL rates you 100% pro-abortion. Your statement: To me it isnt even a question. God has given us a free will. Were all responsible for our actions. If you dont want an abortion, you dont believe in it, [then] dont have one. But dont tell somebody else what they can do in terms of honoring their responsibilities. My family is very pro-life. Theyre not fanatics and theyre not activists. I think theyd like it if I were not so vocally pro-choice.
Do we not elect politicians to make laws that help people honor their responsibilities, such as protecting life itself? Can politicians not tell someone else not to kill? If you can kill a baby in the womb, Nancy, why not outside of it? Oh wait, you are in favor of partial birth abortion, so-called because the baby sticks out of the mother about halfway, while the doctor sucks out the baby's brain. That seems comparable to the choice the Nazis made killing six million Jews.
Yes, Nancy, we (together with your pro-life family) would all like it if you were not so vocally pro-choice, i.e. pro-death. Until your choice is in line with Catholic doctrine, please, Nancy, do not receive the Eucharist when you attend Mass.
Rev. John Malloy, SDB San Francisco, CA
wow, good for him.
I get tired of all the liberals saying that morality should not be legislated. A general lack of morality has social costs. Many of the social problems that liberals say we should all be paying to take care of, are the result of poor or lacking morals.
I'll make a deal with all the liberals, I'll stay out of pushing for morality, and you can stay out of my wallet at tax time.
God bless him and the truth he writes.
Liberals are only against legislating morality that they don't agree with. Their whole "social justice" crusade is about legislating morality.
Good point. It's that whole, "be careful what you wish for", thing. Thanks for reminding me.
Very good! From SF, no less. Sts Peter and Paul is in North Beach, in the old Italian section, for those who are not familiar with SF.
A couple of years ago the Orange County Diocese Paper (CA) had a wonderful photo of John Kerry that covevered the entire front page.
"John Kerry - the Catholic Candidate"
was the Title that adorned that free advertising.
Finally, the Catholics may be waking up....and its starting in San Francisco of all places.
Good for him! I wish more would speak out like this.
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'God bless him and the truth he writes.'
Yes I agree...I'm so glad Father sent it...
Another favourite of theirs is to say "my conscience tells me it's right and the Church teaches we are answerable to our consciences". I've heard Ms Pelosi go down this route.
Complete rubbish of course and further proof of their ignorance of what the Church actually teaches. The Catholic Catechism says a conscience should be PROPERLY FORMED for one to make decisions based on their "conscience".
If a politician doesn't even know the BASICS (i.e. that abortion is intinsically evil and always wrong thus making the pro-choice stance incompatible with the Catholic one) then obviously their conscience is NOT properly formed and any moral judgements they make according to their "conscience" is flawed.
Yes. A very courageous priest he is! He needs our prayers. I'm sure there are many prelates who would like to send him for Soviet style "re-education".
OUCH boy this not going make madame Speaker happy LOVE this smack chat 101 on Nancy ROFL
WooHoo! Good news for Madame Speaker to ponder.