Nancy Pelosi likes to tout herself as a devout Catholic, so why is she so disdainful of Catholics who actually practice the teachings of the Catholic Church?
Last Monday, the House Speaker harangued pro-life voters for their support of former president Donald Trump, complaining that “I think that Donald Trump is president because of the issue of a woman’s right to choose.” She went even further, saying that pro-lifers “were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”
Trump voters who identified as both religious and pro-life disturbed Pelosi in particular. Their adherence to him “gives me great grief as a Catholic,” she said.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco wasn’t standing for Pelosi’s hypocrisy or complaints. He stated on Thursday that even though President Biden “gave a moving call to unity and healing” in his inaugural address, Pelosi had “chosen this week to impugn the motives of millions of Catholics and others for choosing to make voting on the issue of abortion their priority and accuses them of ‘selling out democracy.’ This is not the language of unity and healing. She owes these voters an apology.”
He then went on to justify the moral discernment pro-life voters. “No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion. ‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for perpetuating an entire industry that profits from one of the most heinous evils imaginable. Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop.”
His statement had opened with, “To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church."
The Archbishop of Pelosi’s home diocese just publicly slammed her. Does she still have the gall to call herself a “devout Catholic?"