Published: February 1, 2007
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
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My only issue with the priest’s letter is that he says he fears she is “fooling many good Catholics.” I am not a Catholic, but I feel pretty confident in saying that Ms. Pelosi is hardly going to fool “good” Catholics who actually know what their Church teaches and follow its teachings.
Otherwise, good for him. He nails it right on the head.
This letter from her priest is great!
wow! Is this for real?
You have that right.