Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is a Fraud, Catholic Leaders Say

Nancy Pelosi, the House Democrat from San Francisco, frequently refers to her "Catholic faith" when advocating issues such as the Gay Agenda and abortion.  This month, in a press conference wherein she denounced the House Republicans' passage of a bill limiting abortion after 20 weeks gestation, she said that advocacy for late-term abortion is "sacred ground" for her "as a practicing and respectful Catholic."

Catholic leaders have publicly responded to Rep. Pelosi, saying that the House's top Democrat is making a "mockery of the Catholic faith."

"Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you can't. . . . Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that the Catholic Church teaches."
-- Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, wrote to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader
UPDATE 1/27/15: Archbishop Says Pelosi's 20-week Abortion Position is Unscientific & NOT Catholic

For background, read about Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Pro-choice Stance and about her Catholic Opinion on Nuns and Abortion

Also read Biden and Pelosi Take Communion in Rome, Pope Opposed

In 2010 the Vatican proclaimed: Liberal Catholic Candidates Must Repent Publicly

-- From "Anti-abortion priests demand Pelosi renounce Catholicism" by Elise Viebeck, The Hill 6/20/13

"For decades you have gotten away with betraying and misrepresenting the Catholic faith as well as the responsibilities of public office. We have had enough of it. Either exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them," [Pavone] wrote.

Like many Catholic Democrats, Pelosi supports abortion rights. She is frequently challenged by anti-abortion rights groups and conservative reporters for this view.

The latest tangle came during a press conference on a GOP bill to ban late-term abortions across the country. That measure, from Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), passed the House on Tuesday.

Catholic leaders have denied or threatened to deny communion to several Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, including Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pelosi Slaps Down Reporters Asking Questions on Abortion" by John Parkinson, ABC News 6/13/13

Pelosi began her news conference today by criticizing a Republican-sponsored bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks without exceptions for rape and incest. The bill, H.R. 1797, the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” . . .

“They passed legislation that was disrespectful to the rights, health and safety of American women,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said. “All the people who voted for the bill were men. Disrespectful.”

When she opened the newser up to questions, John McCormack, a reporter with the Weekly Standard, challenged Pelosi to explain the moral difference between murdering a live-born infant, exemplified by the horrors of a recently convicted Philadelphia [abortionist] doctor, Kermit Gosnell, and fetuses aborted in the womb during the final four months of pregnancy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Nancy Pelosi Calls Late-Term Abortions 'Sacred Ground,' Triggering Mass Response From Advocates And Opponents Alike" by Samantha Olson, Medical Daily 6/14/13

. . . McCormack created tension when he asked, "What is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?," referring to the abortions and infanticides performed by Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia [abortionist] doctor found guilty last month of first-degree murder for cutting the spinal cords of three babies born alive in an abortion clinic, which led to their eventual death.

Pelosi, a mother of five, eventually dismissed the reporter because of his obvious agenda to stir unwarranted provocative conversation, but not before saying, "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this," referring to Gosnell. "This shouldn't have anything to do with politics and that's where you're taking it and I'm not going there."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pelosi Lashes Out at Reporter's Question on Morality of Late-Term Abortions" by Billy House, National Journal 6/14/13

. . . Pelosi right away accused McCormack of enjoying or even "savoring" asking the question of her, prompting laughter from some other reporters. She then offered, "What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible and everybody condemned it. For them to decide to disrespect a judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is reprehensible."

But McCormack persisted, even as Pelosi was saying "next question," and asked, "What's the moral difference, then, between 26 weeks elective abortion and killing that same infant born alive?"

Pelosi turned to him again, saying, "This is not the issue."

. . . when a New York Times reporter at the same news conference said he wanted to return to the topic of abortion, Pelosi shut him down, saying, "I'm not going to."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Priests Urge Nancy Pelosi to Condemn Abortion or Leave the Catholic Church" by Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter 6/20/13

. . . Pavone responded to her statements expressing his dissatisfaction with her as a Catholic and public servant.

"Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground. To imagine God giving the slightest approval to an act that dismembers a child he created is offensive to both faith and reason," he wrote. "And to say that a question about the difference between legal and medical procedure and murder should not 'have anything to do with politics' reveals a profound failure to understand your own polical responsibilities, which start with the duty to secure the God-given right to life of every citizen."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Bishops Warn Voting for Democrats is 'Grave Sin'

And from the Vatican: NEVER Vote for a Pro-choice Candidate