Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pelosi: Finally some Response from the Archdiocese of SF

Rick DelVecchio of "Catholic San Francisco," the newspaper of the archdiocese of San Francisco reports on the firestorm ignited by Nancy Pelosi's comments on abortion.


Pelosi's nationally aired abortion comments "disgraceful', "incompetent", "incredible" USCCB corrects House Speaker's views as "misleading" and outdated

By Rick DelVecchio

Catholic and conservative commentators reacted with outrage and disbelief to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's nationally televised comments that Church teaching is undecided on when life begins and that the question "shouldn't have an impact on a woman's right to choose."

Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said he has had long experience with Catholic politicians disagreeing with Church teaching on abortion but never before with what he called "absolute misrepresentation."

"I have to tell you in 15 years of doing this job this one goes off the end," he told Catholic San Francisco....

The Archdiocese of San Francisco received hundreds of e-mails from around the country, many urging that the Church correct Pelosi. A "horrified" Bill Kelly of Carolina Shores, N.C., wrote: "Since she spoke as a Catholic will there be any action taken by the Archdiocese to refute her?"

Archbishop George Niederauer will address recent comments by Pelosi in a column in the Sept. 5 issue of Catholic San Francisco, archdiocesan spokesman Maurice Healy said."

I personally think waiting until September 5 is a very bad idea.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney


Anonymous said...

Oh well, by the 5th September it may have all blown over and the Abp may not have to say anything to upset Ms Pelosi or baptised Catholics who feel as she does.

Anonymous said...

Isn't SF Ms. Pelosi's diocese? Perhaps the Abp needs time to personally counsel her since her action was quite public and quite serious.
Click here http://wdtprs.com/blog/2008/08/list-of-bishops-who-responded-to-speaker-pelosi/ for a list of bishops' responses.