Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pelosi to bishops: I'm right. The Church is wrong.

From The Hill:

But Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said Tuesday that not all Catholics believe that life begins at conception, which is what Catholics are taught.

“The Speaker agrees with the Church that we should reduce the number of abortions,” Daly said. “She believes that can be done by making family planning more available, as well as by increasing the number of comprehensive age-appropriate sex education and caring adoption programs.”

At least she dropped the contraception part.

Again with the Augustine bit, though:

“After she was elected to Congress, and the choice issue became more public as she would have to vote on it, she studied the matter more closely,” Daly said. “Her views on when life begins were informed by the views of St. Augustine, who said, 'The law does not provide that the act [abortion] pertains to homicide, for there cannot yet be said to be a live soul in a body that lacks sensation.'

Ok. Let's face facts here. She openly professed heresy. A number of bishops rose up to correct her. She has now confirmed her obstinacy on this matter. The hierarchy will lose all credibility if no ecclesiastical penalty is forthcoming.

It's as simple as that.

By the way, thanks to Amy Welborn for initially pointing this out.

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