#1 Nancy Pelosi: Free Will Trumps Catholic Church's Pro-Life Teachings on Abortion
12-29-2009, 08:35 PM
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"Fancy Nancy's Following In The Footsteps Of the Kennedys Fighting With Her Bishop and being Denied the Sacraments !"
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic Church will likely grow thanks to new comments the abortion advocate made. Pelosi said in a new interview that the "free will" of women wanting abortions outweighs pro-life Catholic teachings.
The new comments follow on the heels of Pelosi thanking God that the Senate health care bill funds abortions.
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift conducted a year-end interview with Pelosi.
The conversation turned to the topic of abortion and health care and Pelosi blasted the Catholic bishops for their opposition to the pro-abortion bill.
She tells Clift it was frustrating that Catholic bishops "were not willing to accept what we know to be a fact" -- that the "public option" would supposedly not violate a ban on federally-funded abortions.
Then, as Clift asks about her "brushes" with the church, Pelosi drops a bomb.
"I have some concerns about the church's position respecting a woman's right to choose," Pelosi responds. "I am a practicing Catholic, although they're probably not too happy about that. But it is my faith."
"I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that is that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions," she continues. "And that women should have that opportunity to exercise their free will."Pelosi also told Newsweek she doesn't appreciate being lobbied on abortion but understands her local Catholic officials will try to persuade her.
"When I speak to my archbishop in San Francisco and his role is to try to change my mind on the subject, well then he is exercising his pastoral duty to me as one of his flock," she said. "When they call me on the phone here to talk about, or come to see me about an issue, that's a different story. Then they are advocates, and I am a public official, and I have a different responsibility."
The comments will likely throw fuel on the fire of public opinion within pro-life and Catholic circles that Pelosi is well-outside the mainstream -- but she tells the pro-abortion Newsweek reporter she doesn't care.
"She Floats,Burn The Witch ,Burn The Witch ."
I’m sure the Roman Catholic Church will duly note Pope Nancy’s proclamations...
Hey Nancy the Unitarians would love to have you, go worship Liberalism there!
She needs a Quiet call from her Bishop instructing her not to receive the Sacrements as They are reserved for True believers in the Catholic Church teachings.If She chooses to 'Go Pubic' like Kennedy did then so be it.
The Bishop Needs to Support The Catholic Church and Not fear the Heathen Liberals .It's time Again For The Church Militant When it comes down to Quasi Catholic Political Baby Killers !
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