Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Abp. Nienstedt Issues Statement Challenging Pelosi's Statement on Abortion


Saint Paul, MN., August 26, 2008

“On behalf of the 650,000 Catholics of this Archdiocese, I wish to reinforce what Cardinal Rigali, Bishop Lori of Bridgeport, Conn. and Archbishop Chaput of Denver have said about Speaker Pelosi’s misinterpretation on the question of when life begins. The Church has taught for centuries that life begins at conception and there is no room for misrepresentation of that teaching. In addition, modern medical techniques have been able to confirm what the Church has already known.

“Surely, there may be some Catholic politicians who will take a different interpretation of this Church doctrine during the coming election campaign, but Speaker Pelosi’s remarks underscore once again the need for Catholics, and especially Catholic politicians, to form their consciences according to the moral truths taught by the Catholic Church.”

Here's the box score as of before the release of Abp. Nienstedt's statement:

Here’s a timeline to get you up to speed:

... and that’s where things currently stand. Still no personal response from Pelosi.

Tip O' the Hat to Father Z and the American Papist


Anonymous said...

Hmm... It seems that neither the Star Tribune nor the Pioneer Press saw fit to include the press release. I hope it is just me missing the published release and not the media suppressing what they do not want to hear.

Sanctus Belle said...

Thanks for posting that timeline - very helpful format to keeping up to date. I'm following this from a distance.