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Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion
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Posted on 08/25/2008 10:25:45 PM PDT by flyfree

“After Mr. Tom Brokaw, the interviewer, pointed out that the Catholic Church feels strongly that life begins at conception, she replied, 'I understand. And this is, like, maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy,' " the release said.

Wuerl strongly disagrees.

He said, "We respect the right of elected officials such as Speaker Pelosi to address matters of public policy that are before them, but the interpretation of Catholic faith has rightfully been entrusted to the Catholic bishops. Given this responsibility to teach, it is important to make this correction for the record."

Wuerl pointed out that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, and has been clear for 2,000 years. He cited Catechism language that reads, "Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception … Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; abortion; catholicpolitiians; pelosi; wuerl
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To: Pontiac

Even though I’m not Catholic, I know her positions go against church teachings.
Her bishop and priest know that, as well.

I hope they heard Cardinal Egan’s statement loud and clear.

41 posted on 08/26/2008 3:31:05 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud supporter of GEORGIA)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Just being a decent human seems to be above Pelosi's pay grade.

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

42 posted on 08/26/2008 3:33:52 PM PDT by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at
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To: Deo volente

“That’s two bishops now” Make that THREE (tht I’ve read)... the Archbishops of Denver, Washington, DC, and New York. I hope one of them sends a letter to MTP/Brokaw to correct her statement, and that’s read on-air this coming Sunday.

This is two election cycles in a row where an apostate Catholic has been on the national tick of the Dems. TIme for the Church to speak up.

43 posted on 08/26/2008 4:38:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Salvation

Waiting for her Bishop to speak up.

44 posted on 08/26/2008 4:39:59 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: All;

Several bishops, archbishops and/or priests have come out against Pelosi’s lies, and I’m so glad they’re speaking out. One archbishop was on Laura Ingraham’s show on Tuesday.

45 posted on 08/26/2008 9:53:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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