Pelosi parades Catholic faith despite pro-abortion record

Pelosi parades Catholic faith despite pro-abortion record

Judie Brown: “Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults Catholic Faith”

The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is showing what I consider extreme arrogance, even for a pro-abortion figure in public life who claims to be a faithful Catholic. Her handlers are making it abundantly clear that anything goes in their effort to showcase Pelosi and her life story, including the use of a Catholic Mass to cement her public image as a Catholic mother and grandmother.

That, my friend, is a disgrace that I cannot ignore.

As a practicing Catholic mother and grandmother, I am highly offended that this woman would use the influence of her new office to flaunt her Catholic label while advocating the brutal murder of preborn children without apology. This “mother and grandmother” from California’s 8th District in San Francisco has been one of the most outspoken advocates for unrestricted abortion in Congress.

Perhaps the only thing more egregious than her support for aborting preborn children is her inability to comprehend the sacrilegious nature of her intended use of the Mass scheduled for tomorrow at Trinity University, a Catholic institution in Washington, D.C. To prevent such a scandal from occurring we have respectfully asked Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. to intervene and cancel any festivities at the Catholic college, particularly any attempt to honor Pelosi during Mass.

Amy Welborn gives us a summary of Pelosi’s pro-abortion record:

  * Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  * Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  * Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  * Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  * Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  * Voted NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  * Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  * Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  * Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  * Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  * Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  * Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)

Pelosi also earned a “fully pro-choice voting record” from NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Let’s not forget Canon 915: “Those who are excommunicated or interdicted after the impostion or declaration of the penalty and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

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  • I have to admit I rolled my eyes uncharitably when I saw her make the sign of the cross in front of Ford’s casket this week.

  • Can someone please explain why the individual bishops seem to just go around the plain language of the Canon? Is there an overiding Canon????

    It seems to me that there is no judgment on the state of the person’s soul or conscience to be taken into consideration, but only the scandalous nature of the public acts and of the reception of Communion.