Skip to comments.Pelosi Not A "Conservative Catholic" Catholic League President Says (New Old Left)
Posted on 11/15/2002 2:17:03 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Nancy Pelosi's claim to be a "conservative Catholic" was challenged today by an astonished Catholic League president William Donahue.
Noting that Pelosi made the claim on yesterday's CNN show, "Inside Politics," when the new House Minority Leader said, "Yes, I'm a liberal Democrat, but I'm a conservative Catholic," Donahue ticked off Pelosi's numerous stands in conflict with her Church:
Pelosi, has voted against school vouchers and the Faith- Based Initiative.
She has been an ardent abortion supporter. " When it comes to abortion, no one in the U.S. Congress has a more extreme record than she does," Donahue reports. "Whether the issue is parental consent or partial-birth abortion, she can always be counted on to deliver a pro-abortion vote." In spite of these anti-Catholic positions, Donahue said "she calls herself a 'conservative Catholic.' It would be instructive to know what she considers a liberal Catholic to be."
And Donahue wasn't finished: "It's actually worse than this," he said. "The October 12 edition of the PBS program, 'To the Contrary,' showed Pelosi playing host to anti- Catholics. Frances Kissling and other staff members of the notoriously anti-Catholic organization Catholics for a Free Choice, were featured walking out of Pelosi's office after a lobbying session.
"Pelosi's contacts with these anti-Catholics is nothing new: in 1995 she was critical of the U.S. bishops for blasting Kissling's outfit as anti-Catholic," he recalled. "At that time, the bishops objected to the inclusion of Kissling's group at the U.N. Conference on Women that was to be held in Beijing.
"In reference to Kissling, William Cardinal Keeler, then head of the bishops' conference, said 'To use the name Catholic to promote the taking of innocent life is offensive.' Pelosi defended Kissling saying 'Many women are concerned about freedom of speech and association at the conference. Accreditation should not be a politicized process.' It is not surprising, then, that Pelosi refuses to condemn the DNC, [Democratic National Committee] for its support for Kissling's group today.
"In short," Donahue concluded, "Pelosi's spin game is insulting. No conservative Catholic we know okays the killing of kids 80 percent born."
The first time he committed or instigated a violent act against a priest or religious (1934, for sure, but maybe before then), OR the first time he stole or intentionally destroyed church property (1939, if not earlier), OR the first time he authorized or promoted, or forced an abortion for anyone (Jews and Poles were victimized by forced abortion during the Holocaust), he was excommunicated automatically, according to canon law.
Excommunicating someone who hasn't set foot in a Catholic church for 20+ years doesn't really accomplish much, though.
The Pope never formally excommunicated him; he didn't need to, the law did it automatically.
Excommunicating a layperson by name is very rare. I doubt it has been done since the time of Napoleon.
This statement reminds me of Blacks who call other Blacks Oreos or Uncle Toms.
To think that there are any of these people out there who wouldn't see Pelosi for what she is, obviously is disturbing. We hear enough of the excuses crap game from the Leftists. We are what we are and just pray that Dashole et al. are able to keep control the Leftists.
Whether Hitler was personally formally excommunicated doesn't matter - the whole purpose of excommunication is to help the sinner recognize the seriousness of his sins so he will seek forgiveness and return to the Church. To someone like Hitler, who didn't believe in the truth of Christianity, excommunication would be of no concern. He had already put himself outside of the Church.
And that's what good mamas should do.Good for her. But papas teach you to go into the enemy's camp to find out what he's up to.....this is War, Boy!!War!
By Sharon Samber
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (JTA) -- A congresswoman was in the middle of her speech at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee luncheon in San Francisco last December when an alarm went off.
Fearing a possible terrorist attack, jittery attendees were rushing out of the room when they suddenly heard Hatikvah, Israel's national anthem.
It was the non-Jewish speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was reciting the hopeful lyrics in English. The crowd was stunned.
``She is connected to the Jewish community," said Sam Lauter, a pro-Israel activist in San Francisco. ``It comes from her soul."
Is she working for America, Dashole, Clinton, or the Leftists?
None of the above. Pelosi impresses me as a barracuda - out for herself. Can't wait to see how she handles herself with Hitlary. I'm betting there will be lots of clawing and scratching behind closed doors.