An anti-abortion group is lobbying a Washington, DC Catholic Church to stop Speaker of the House-designate Nancy Pelosi from attending mass
, Raw Story
Rep. Pelosi, the California Democrat who will become the first woman to be Speaker of the House, is scheduled to attend mass at Washington, DC's Trinity College on January 3, 2007, the day before the 110th Congress opens. Trinity is an all-women's school from which Pelosi graduated in 1962.
But the American Life League
wants Washington's Archbishop Donald Wuerl to "prevent [Pelosi] from using the Mass for political gain," and has called on him to deny Pelosi Holy Communion. ALL argued that "Rep. Pelosi has been unwavering in her support for abortion and is downright defiant toward the Church's teachings on the sanctity of human life,"
and added, "it is shameful that Trinity College, a supposedly Catholic institution, has turned a blind eye to the heretical views Pelosi embraces."
The American Life League
has previously called on the Catholic Church in the United States to deny Holy Communion to other politicians who favor preserving abortion rights. During the 2004 presidential campaign, anti-abortion advocates also encouraged the Catholic Church to deny communion to Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Raw Story
That's rich. The American Life League wants to keep Pelosi from using her faith for political gain, so they use their faith
to attempt to perform a little character assasination
before the fact.
"One has to wonder what Archbishop Wuerl and Cardinal Keeler will do about this. Or will they see this as a political opportunity rather than an insult to the body and blood of Christ? We're watching and hoping that somehow this travesty is corrected prior to the January 4th date." Judie's Blog
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