By Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L.
Catholic Labor Network Spiritual Moderator
1500 Jefferson Dr.
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
August 28, 2011
As a Catholic priest and pro-life, I hear many Catholics raising strong questions about the Catholicity of many Catholic (mostly Democrats) elected officials who state that their Catholic faith is very important to them in forming their political positions, but then consistently advocate and vote for legislation that shifts all the rights to the woman,
and carefully strips the child in the womb from any claims to rights of life.
Certainly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in the cross hairs of many pro-life Catholics, who challenge whether one can consistently vote a pro-choice and pro-embryonic stem cell position, and still remain in communion with the Catholic Church.
In an important August 3, 2008-interview between Speaker Pelosi and C-Span’s Brian Lamb, Ms. Pelosi made two comments that would be contradictory to most Catholics in the pews. In the first case, Mr. Lamb quoted from Ms. Pelosi’s book, “Growing up Catholic had an enormous impact on me– greater, I am certain, than growing up in a political family.” He then asks her why. Read more