Monday, October 1, 2007

St. Francis of Assisi and the CINOPS

St. Francis of Assisi and the CINOPS
Monday, Oct. 1, 2007

I have one question! How would St. Francis of Assisi or St. Ignatius of Loyola deal with the following three news reports? (All Catholics are upset with this scandal.)

By Peter Smith
Washington, Jan. 8, 2006 ( – Pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful Catholic in Congress is recasting her image as a Italian Catholic mother, despite her stark defiance of the Catholic Church’s teachings opposing abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage.
The Speaker publicized well in advance her visits to St. Leo the Great church in Baltimore and attendance of a special Mass at Trinity University offered for victims of Hurricane Katrina and of the Darfur genocide, as part of her plan to propel the image of a good Roman Catholic mother and grandmother at home in the Democratic party.
“The Catholic Mass also signals something very important,” Katherine Hall Jamieson, a liberal professor, told the Baltimore Sun. “The Democratic Party wants those defecting Catholics who have voted for Republicans for a long time but come back to the Democratic Party in 2006 to see the Democratic Party as home.”
Pelosi’s much publicized attendance of the Catholic Mass at Trinity Jan. 3rd has dismayed pro-life advocates looking to recently appointed Archbishop Donald Weurl to correct Pelosi’s assertions that she is a “conservative Catholic.” …

By John-Henry Weston
Portland, OR, March 1, 2007 ( – “It is categorically impossible for the same person to state that he or she believes simultaneously both what the Catholic Church teaches and that abortion is just a choice,” says Bishop Robert Vasa in a column released by the Catholic Sentinel, the diocesan newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland and the Diocese of Baker….
“Some months ago a prominent Catholic public person,” says Vasa, “described as faithful to the church, was asked if being pro-choice or pro-abortion was an issue which conflicted with the Catholic Faith.” He goes on to quote verbatim what Nancy Pelosi stated in a highly publicized interview with Newsweek in October last year. “To me it isn’t even a question. God has given us a free will. We’re responsible for our actions. If you don’t want an abortion, you don’t believe in it, {then} don’t have one. But don’t tell somebody else what they can do in terms of honoring their responsibilities.”
Vasa then adds a comment by Pelosi’s daughter Alexandra Pelosi, calling her only a “close relative” of the unnamed prominent Catholic. Alexandra was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 17th as saying that according to her Catholic school education neither abortion nor homosexuality were wrong. “They were just choices.”

Manassas, VA, May 17th /07 ( – The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has urged the University of San Francisco (USF) – a Jesuit, Catholic university – to cancel its invitation to pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi to deliver the university’s commencement address this Saturday. CNS also is opposing a posthumous honorary degree to pro-abortion politician Leo T. McCarthy.
“Even as we celebrate the fact that a growing number of Catholic colleges are choosing exemplary commencement speakers and honorees, we learn that the University of San Francisco has chosen a much different direction,” wrote CNS President Patrick J. Reilly in a letter faxed to USF President Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J., today. “You are publicly allying a Catholic university with leaders of what Pope John Paul II called the “Culture of Death.” (The USF President’s e-mail is: )
George H. Kubeck, Duplicate and or translate into Spanish.

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