House Democrats rap Pope’s stand against pro-abortion pols
Washington, May. 15, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Eighteen Democratic members of the US House of Representatives have joined in criticizing Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) for his statement that pro-abortion politicians should not receive Communion.
During a conversation with reporters on May 9, as he was flying to Brazil, the Holy Father had said that he fully supported the decision of some Mexican bishops to bar politicians from receiving the Eucharist after the lawmakers voted to legalize abortion in Mexico City. The Mexican bishops, the Pope said, had “simply announced to the public what is stipulated by the law of the Church.”
But the Democratic legislators, led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, charged that the Pope’s stand (and by implication the laws of the Church) “offend the very nature of the American experiment.”
A move to exclude pro-abortion legislators from receiving Communion would be “a great disservice to the centuries of good work the Church has done,” the 18 Congressmen argued.
Well, Rosa, why didn’t you say so in the first place?! Now that we know holding fast to 2000 years of consistent moral teaching offends the American experiment of 225 years (and crumbling fast I might add thanks to these same Demon-crats), I am sure the Pope will back down immediately.
Good grief. Are these people completely idiotic or do they know anything about Catholicism or the Pope’s authority in it? They don’t. That’s why they aren’t even Catholic. Why do they put up the pretense?