Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pro-Choice Politicians and Communion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is a leading supporter of abortion in our government and a Catholic.

Catholics consider the Truth to be founded on three “pillars”: Scripture, Holy Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church (its teaching and interpretive branch). The three branches, or pillars, are inseparable. It is what makes Catholics so special. When one willfully defies any of the pillars that person is culpable for that sin and perhaps more because his or her example may lead others into sin. Our politicians and notable Catholics must be held responsible for their misleading faith example. Nancy Pelosi is defing our Tradition and our Magisterium, which is based on Scripture and the teachings of Christ, when she continues to go to Communion while supporting abortion.

Bishops all over the United States have started to deny Communion to loose-cannon Catholics. Some Bishops are more vocal than others. For example: There is the recent, famous incident when the Archbishop of Kansas, His Excellency Joseph F. Naumann, had to asked Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to not present herself in the Communion line because of her advocating pro-abortion policy. This is a bold and brave move of His Excellency. I pray that more bishops follow his example.

The Archbishop of San Francisco has yet to make that statement to Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi stated that “It depends on the bishop of a certain region and fortunately for me, communion has not been withheld and I’m a regular communicant so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case.” She is giving a bad witness to the faithful. It is important for every Catholic to defend the integrity of our Mother, the Church.

Brothers and sisters, pray for the integrity of the Church and that Her teachings may be respected.

May Christ always lead us in every action, word, and prayer.

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