Archbishop of San Francisco rebukes Nancy Pelosi over podcast comments

On a recent episode of Hillary Clinton’s podcast You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, guest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at one point, “You take the abortion issue — and many of these people are very good people; that’s just their point of view. But they were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”

Nancy Pelosi photo/donkeyhotey

Pelosi also said their (Trump voters) votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic”.

This prompted a reaction from Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco who wrote:

“To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church. She speaks as a high-level important government leader, and as a private citizen. And on the question of the equal dignity of human life in the womb, she also speaks in direct contradiction to a fundamental human right that Catholic teaching has consistently championed for 2,000 years.

“I myself will not presume to know what was in the minds of Catholic voters when they voted for the Presidential candidate of their choice, no matter who their preferred candidate was. There are many issues of very grave moral consequence that Catholics must weigh in good conscience when they vote. But one thing is clear: 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.

“That is why, as Catholics, we will continue to speak out on behalf of those who have no voice to speak for themselves and reach out to, comfort and support those who are suffering the scars of the abortion experience. We will do so, until our land is finally rid of this despicable evil.”


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