The pro-abortion Democratic Party has been ruffled by increased attention to the gulf of difference between US pro-abortion Catholic lawmakers and their alleged faith. The Party relies on Catholic voters to support their current Congressional majority, which they captured in 2006 in part through overtures by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touting her “conservative Catholic” credentials despite her pro-death stance.
Just one year ago Eighteen Catholic members of the U.S. House of Representatives publicly criticized Pope Benedict XVI’s condemnation of politicians who support abortion rights.
These 18 wrote that the pope’s reiteration that Catholics who participate in the legislative promotion of abortion should consider themselves excommunicated “offend[s] the very nature of the American experiment and does a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.”
“We are concerned with the pope’s recent statement warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views,” said the lawmakers, that included Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Joe Baca (Calif.), Patrick Kennedy (R.I.) and Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.).
“Advancing respect for life and for the dignity of every human being is, as our church has taught us, our own life’s mission,” the House Democrats said. (How so?)
The fact is that religious sanction in the political arena directly conflicts with our fundamental beliefs about the role and responsibility of democratic representatives in a pluralistic America – it also clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution," a statement said. (What about freedom of the baby in the womb?)
These statements came as an aftermath to the Holy Father’s trip to Brazil. He replied to a question concerning the Mexican parliament‘s approval of a law in favor of abortion, declaring that “excommunication is laid down in the code; it is not arbitrary. It is simply written in the Code of Canon Law. The death of an innocent, of an unborn child, is inconceivable. It is not arbitrary, and the church express appreciation for life and for the individuality of life from the first moment of conception."
Once again we state: these “Catholic” politicians are excommunicated and should not receive the Eucharist until they confess their sin against life.