It’s nice to see the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy finally start enforcing Church doctrine. For too many years, Church leaders have stood idly by while nominally Catholic politicians have at best passively accepted abortion (see, e.g., Mario Cuomo) and at worst actively promoted it (see, e.g., Nancy Pelosi).
Archbishop Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. recently castigated Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her comments on Meet the Press that misrepresented Church teaching as to when life begins.
Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Denver took down presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) for his pro-abortion position. Archbishop Chaput went so far as to state that Sen. Biden should not present himself for Communion.
Much of this is “inside baseball” for those who are not Catholic. However, whether or not you agree with the Church’s position on abortion, the Church’s position on the issue is clear. Abortion is never acceptable under any circumstances. If Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Biden do not wish to follow the Church’s teachings, they are free not to do so. However, as the Archbishops remind us, they are not entitled to present themselves as Catholics and mislead the faithful as to the Church’s true positions.
Would that more Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops would uphold Church teachings in their flocks.
UPDATE: Edward Cardinal Egan, of the Archdiocese of New York, joins his fellow prelates condemning Rep. Pelosi’s dissemination of her erroneous interpretations of Church teaching on abortion. Are you paying attention, Archbishop Niederauer of Rep. Pelosi’s home Archdiocese of San Francisco?
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.