Her public statements are increasingly drawing fire from the Church hierarchy. First, there’s the statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, coauthored by CUF episcopal advisor Cardinal Justin Rigali, head of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William E. Lori, who heads the Committee on Doctrine. That statement is available here.
Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, who often comes under fire for not coming down harder on pro-abortion Catholics on Capitol Hill, issued a statement late Monday that read, in part: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.” For the complete text, click here.
And then there’s CUF advisor Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, along with his auxiliary bishop, James Conley, who issued a statement that says, in part: “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.” For the complete text, click here.
Archbishop Chaput also reportedly told The Associated Press that Sen. Joseph Biden, presumably Sen. Obama’s running mate, should refrain from receiving Communion because of his pro-abortion stance.
Stay tuned . . .