House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kissed the pope's ring just two days
before she publicly mocked his teachings.
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Yes, that's right. The pro-abortion (so-called "pro-choice") Catholic politicians in Washington DC are attempting to sneak communion from Pope Benedict XVI though one of the 300 priests assisting him in mass today. In doing so they mock Church teaching, ignore canon law, bring scandal upon the faithful and hold Pope Benedict XVI in contempt. They also commit a mortal sin, if that's of any consequence to them...
(AP) - Catholic members of Congress who publicly support the right to abortion will trek to Nationals Park Thursday for a Mass celebrated by a pope who has said such lawmakers should not receive Communion.Here are Pope Benedict's words on this very thing...
Leading these lawmakers, some of whom have repeatedly complained about remarks by Pope Benedict XVI and a few bishops on the subject, will be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the government's highest-ranking Catholic and a supporter of abortion rights. Nowhere in her remarks or her actions this week has she referred to strains with the new pontiff.
Instead, she bent to kiss his ring at the White House Wednesday as Benedict arrived in a blaze of pageantry, and later she spoke glowingly on the House floor about his commitment to truth, justice and freedom. A week before he arrived, the House passed a resolution welcoming him to Washington.
And yes, her spokesman said, she intends to receive Communion from one of the 300 priests and lay ministers who will offer it to the gathered flock of 45,000....
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5. Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his Pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.
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