THAT NANCY PELOSI IS A HERETIC FROM THE CATHOLIC FAITH cannot be doubted when one reads her own words.  She is now inviting EXCOMMUNICATION LATAE SENTENTIAE which means that she may have already excommunicated herself in accordance with the provisions of Canon 1364 of the Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church.  According to that Canon “…an apostate from the faith, a heretic or a schismatic incurs automatic (latae sententiae) excommuication…  Her bishop, Archbishop Niederauer, can make the excommunication publicly formal with a decree, but the publication or the non-publication of such a decree does not change to fact of excommunication having been incurred by Pelosi.


S.F. archbishop: Pelosi distorts “free will” doctrine – Glenn Thrush: S.F. archbishop: Pelosi distorts “free will” doctrine

January 15, 2010

S.F. archbishop: Pelosi distorts “free will” doctrine

George H. Niederauer, the archbishop of San Francisco, takes issue with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a member of his archdiocese, for telling Newsweek she believes her support of abortion rights stems from a Catholic’s right to exercise “free will” on issues of conscience.

Pelosi, speaking to the magazine last month, slammed California clerics for focusing too much on social hot buttons like abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage and neglecting what she believes should be a top priority — immigration reform:

I have some concerns about the church’s position respecting a woman’s right to choose. I have some concerns about the church’s position on gay rights. I am a practicing Catholic, although they’re probably not too happy about that. But it is my faith. I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that is that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And that women should have that opportunity to exercise their free will.

Niederauer, who has clashed with the speaker and other liberals, shot back that Pelosi’s comments revealed “some fundamental misconceptions about Catholic teaching on human freedom” and that the free will didn’t allow the faithful to choose options that are “evil,” including the termination of a fetus.

Responding today to the Newsweek article on his blog, Niederauer writes:

Free will cannot be cited as justification for society to allow moral choices that strike at the most fundamental rights of others. Such a choice is abortion, which constitutes the taking of innocent human life, and cannot be justified by any Catholic notion of freedom.

Posted by Glenn Thrush 08:34 AM

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