Because I just can’t help myself…
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has formally responded to the rather amusing blunder made yesterday by House Speaker and self-proclaimed Catholic, Nancy Pelosi. Among other things we learn from Mrs. Pelosi is that we do not know when life begins, and the Catholic Church’s current teaching on abortion has only been around “like maybe 50 years or something like that”. And this is an issue she’s “studied for a long time”, mind you.
The Bishop’s wonderful response – GO BISHOPS!
Archbishop Chaput’s incredible response – A snippet: “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.” Ouch.
To no one’s surprise, Thomas Peters (aka – the American Papist) is covering this one pretty closely. Visit his blog for the latest information on this developing – and highly entertaining – story.