I'm a little busy on Sunday mornings, so you'll forgive me for not watching Meet the Press, but it has come to my attention that Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic and current House Speaker, made bold comments on Catholic Tradition and abortion. I'm not going to break it down, because Ireneaus did at Catholidoxy, please read his thorough post.
What Speaker Pelosi is trying to do is muddle the water for faithful Catholics who are trying to make difficult decisions. Most distressing to me is not political ramifications but eternal- what scared young woman, or man, or couple watching or reading this news might think it is okay to receive an abortion in their difficult pregnancy? Further, what eternal responisibility might Ms. Pelosi bear for permitting young people to make this sad decision?
Pray for Speaker Pelosi.
Pray for the Bishops to correct her false assumption.
Pray for those encouraged to abort by Speaker Pelosi's statement.