Pelosi Wants Mass to Showcase Her Faith

As House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a pro-abortion legislator who claims the Catholic faith, prepares to celebrate her new role, American Life League is imploring Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. to intervene in an effort to prevent her from using the Mass for political gain. "Rep. Pelosi has been unwavering in her support for abortion and is downright defiant toward the Church's teachings on the sanctity of human life," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "It is shameful that Trinity College, a supposedly Catholic institution, has turned a blind eye to the heretical views Pelosi embraces."

On January 3, Rep. Pelosi is scheduled to attend Mass at Trinity College in Washington as an endorsement of her alma mater and her Catholic faith. Given Pelosi's outspoken support of abortion, Mrs. Brown has written to Archbishop Wuerl requesting that he do all in his power to stop the event. "Rep. Pelosi has a tremendous opportunity to make a difference for all human beings as the most powerful Catholic in Congress," said Brown. "Unfortunately, she continually supports the very act that destroys life rather than protects it. It is for this very reason that a Catholic institution should not condone or support her position as a legislator."

American Life League has consistently urged Catholic bishops to uphold Church teaching by denying Holy Communion to those public figures who condone the crime of abortion. "Allowing Rep. Pelosi to receive honor at a Catholic college sends mixed signals about what the Catholic Church teaches," said Brown. "The bottom line is, abortion kills a living human being created in the image and likeness of God and is therefore always wrong. Because of this truth, it is unconscionable for Rep. Pelosi to call herself a Catholic in good standing while supporting the heinous act of abortion. We are hopeful that Archbishop Wuerl will intercede in this situation and prevent Rep. Pelosi from adding to an ongoing scandal."

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  • Guest

    The CINO politicians who want to exploit Catholic Mass to win votes don’t pick, for their photo ops, dioceses where they would be refused. If they did, they would all be in St. Louis or Lincoln where the ordinaries have told them NOT to present themselves for Holy Communion. But good for the ALL for trying to hold all bishops to that standard.

  • Guest

    I don’t blame Nancy Pelosi, but the Bishops who don’t have the guts to stand up and be counted. The Church’s teaching is very clear, so why do these Bishops have such a difficulty in carrying out what they should know to be the right thing to do? Could it be that they themselves disagree with the Church’s teaching?

  • Guest

    Let us see if
    Cardinal of Washington will stop it. He was very good in
    Seattle, and Pittsburg. But Washington is a new ball game
    they want to be liked by the press and polictions

  • Guest

    Wait and see – Archbishop Wuerl has tended not to be seen as cut from ‘pale’ cloth. However, if he fails to get Trinity to change its mind, he may use other persuasions among his fellow bishops to nip later such travesties in the bud in the future. The man will pick his fights carefully – but, he is fine, orthodox ordinary, and will not just ‘sit this one out’ but use every avenue open to him.

    One correct path is that no school in a bishop’s jurisdicton can even invite or accept an offer from any speaker with out passing the speaker’s credentials through a few-week process at the bishop’s offices. Then, the bishop will have to put the institution(s) under binding obedience to his decision that he maintains having voice through the whole thing. Many will disobey – many bishops then have a pulpit from which to publicly review credentials of alleged Catholics or Christians, or any who presumably have something valuable to voice to Catholic students. The bishop can demonstrate how any speaker fails to meet the mark as speaker/witness to truth. All of which is to say, he has to keep his magisterial and authoritative roles open and public.

    I remain your obedient servant, but God’s first,

    Pristinus Sapienter

    (wljewell @mail.catholicexchange.com or …yahoo.com)

  • Guest

    My prayers are for those who call themselves Catholic and truly do not undertsand what it means. When reading the Catechism, one can only wonder how anyone could not believe all that is present and live accordingly. Difficult yes, but God is with us. We need only to ask for the grace for the guidenace they ( the Bishops and Pelosi) need as well as the fortitude to live accordingly.

  • Guest

    Unintentionally, I suppose, but the headline on the story is quite appropriate: “Pelosi wants to showcase HER faith.” For killing babies is Her Faith, not the Faith of the Catholic Church.

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