Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and seven other Democrats rushed through the spending bill of the Obama administration in order to make their plane to Italy. Wednesday, the Pope reinforced the laws of Karma.
Pope Benedict XVI told Pelosi that "Catholic politicians and legislators cannot back abortion rights", according to WELT ONLINE. Pelosi is often on the receiving end of critism from U.S. bishops for her personal interreptation of Catholic doctrine.
"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural and moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death..."a Vatican statement said."
"It said such teaching "enjoins all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men of goodwill in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development," it said."
Reads like a direct shot to me. Pelosi failed to mention the issue of abortion as she issued her personal statement after her meeting with the pope. She focused on her praise of the Church's leadership "in fighting poverty, hunger and global warming." Global warming. OK.
In August, Pelosi was criticized for her failure to define the beginning of life. She stated it was still an "issue of controversy" within the Church, yet Catholic doctrine defines life as beginning at the moment of conception. Life ends at the moment of natural death.
In a post-election zeal to imprint its own stamp of leadership, the Obama administration disclosed that President Obama reversed a Bush administration ban on funding for groups overseas providing abortion services. Nancy Pelosi was a vocal supporter of this action. The Vatican pointedly criticized this move.
Also, during the campaign season, then candidate Obama stated that as a supporter of abortion rights, he would not want a daughter of his to be "punished" with a baby if she found herself pregnant as a teenager.