Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nancy Pelosi: Cardinal Egan responds

From the website of the Archdiocese of New York:

Emphasis added:

Statement on Remarks by Speaker Pelosi
August 26, 2008



Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America would make the kind of statements that were made to Mr. Tom Brokaw of NBC-TV on Sunday, August 24, 2008. What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age.

We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons. They are not parts of their mothers, and what they are depends not at all upon the opinions of theologians of any faith. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being “chooses” to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name.

Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop of New York
August 26, 2008


dmelfi said...

Pelosi has a long history of portraaying the world to suit her own needs. Obviously portraying the Catholic Church as confused on abortion is a contrivance. As portraying Natural Gas as a non fosil fuel is ignorance and self serving as she has invested in Pickens CLNE. Portraying USA as not drilling as as an oportunity to save the planet is while others are about to drill 50 miles off Florida is a contivance. Her commitment to the truth is suspect.

Bill_Gerst said...

This Catholic man is PROUD that Cardinal Egan and other Bishops have stood up and done this. It is way overdue.

But, what bothers me is, where are all the rest of the Cardinals and Bishops - Did they die? Why are they silent?

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Bill_Gerst said...

CALLING ALL CATHOLICS, especially our Cardinals and Bishops

I am writing with respect for our Cardinals, Bishops and priests, as Canon Law requires; but, I am also very very angry!

I am grateful for Cardinal Egan and the handful of Bishops who have spoken out against Nancy Pelosi's LIES. But, we have hundreds of Bishops and most of them are "silent", a travesty at best!

We are all clear that life begins at Conception and that Killing Babies is a Serious Sin, but how many of you know this?

Way back when Bill Clinton was running for President, John Paul II issued a directive to all of the American Bishops, giving them Instructions (an Order really) to have our priests in every parish INFORM all of the faithful that....
IT IS A SERIOUS SIN TO VOTE FOR A PRO-CHOICE POLITICIAN and to warn us all to NOT Vote for any politician who is openly Pro-Choice. John Paul II clearly explained that our Vote is "POWER" and, if we vote for a Pro-Choice politician, we are transferring our "Power" to him, knowing he will vote to continue Killing babies. John Paul II made it Crystal Clear that this was a Sin because we were bring literal accomplices to the Murder of these innocent babies, and that no other campaign issue was more serious than this.

What did the Majority (over 90%) of the U.S. Bishops do about John Paul's Instructions? How do I say this politely? They "buried it", "ignored it", "threw it in the trash" and THEY SAID NOTHING ABOUT IT!

Bill_Gerst said...

The Reason was simple - most of the Bishops are Democrats and want the Democrats to win, SO, while they give "Lip Service" to being Pro-Life, the Bottom Line IS - they hid this Teaching from us so the Democrats would win.

When it was Bush Sr. v Clinton, 66% of the Catholics voted for Pro-Choice Clinton; when it was Bob Dole (Pro-Life) v Clinton, 62% of the Catholics voted again for Pro-Choice Clinton. There is No Rocket Science in this - we Catholics put a Pro-Choice Clinton in the White House, where almost the first thing he did was put RU-486 into use across the Nation. RU-486, if you don't know it, is another abortifacient that KILLS BABIES!

Some of you are wondering WHY Nancy Pelosi isn't formally Excommunicated - you might also legitimately ask, What about Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, John Kerry?, and a long list of other supposedly Catholic politicians, all of whom continue being Pro-Choice, while our Bishops DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!

Do I have to spell it out, word for word? When Bishops don't tell us it is a Serious Sin to vote for a Pro-Choice politician, and those same Bishops do "nothing" about Excommunicating politicians who are OPENLY Pro-Choice, what you are seeing is Democrat Bishops protecting candidates they want to see get elected.

Jesus had one apostle who stabbed Him in the back, Judas!

And NOW, here in America, we are seeing 11 Bishops out of 12 doing exactly the same thing. Do the numbers. We have seen less than 1 Bishop out of 12 speak out against Nancy Pelosi and her LIES and the rest of our Bishops are being SILENT and DOING NOTHING about any of these politicians.

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom - where is that Wisdom in how the majority of our Bishops are acting?

I am but one voice "crying out in the wilderness", but I beg all of you to start crying our with me.

PRAISE the Cardinal and Bishops who are speaking up, BUT get on the case of all those who refuse to take any action against the Evil of Murdering Babies!

Anonymous said...

Any educated woman knows that taking medication when pregnant, especially in the first three months after conception, is a high risk for acquiring organ malformations. If Speaker Pelosi is not sure when life begins, would she be willing to recommend thalidomide to a pregnant relative for her nausea?