By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A group of pro-life activists plan to stand outside the gates of St. Peter’s holding signs asking for the excommunication of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and demanding that Washington DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who continues to give her Communion, to be replaced with a prelate who has “true Apostolic valor.”
“The passage of this bill is the most horrific treachery against life since Roe versus Wade,” announced Randall Terry, Director of Operation Rescue, the group organizing the protest.
The event is being held to underscore the fact that Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly betrayed the Catholic faith by promoting abortion and repeatedly voting to use American taxpayer money to pay for it. At the same time, Archbishop Wuerl continues to serve her Holy Communion.”
“I would hate to be in Nancy Pelosi’s shoes on the Day of Judgment,” Mr. Terry said. “And DC Archbishop Wuerl – more than any prelate in America – is responsible for this calamity by his silence. Has he even once publicly rebuked Pelosi for trying to force us to fund murder, or openly tried to derail her? Worse yet, Archbishop Wuerl still permits Nancy Pelosi to receive Holy Communion.”
After saying that President Obama’s Executive Order will not be worth the paper it is written on and that he is sorry Congressman Stupak “fell into this trap,” Randall announced that the first demonstration would take place in Rome today at 3:00 p.m. outside the gates at St. Peter’s.
The group will be holding signs that read (in English and Italian): “Archbishop Wuerl Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi!” “American Bishops: Obey the Pope!” “Archbishop Wuerl: Enforce Canon 915! No Communion for Pelosi!” and “Archbishop Wuerl: Obey Church Law or Resign.”
“This scandal reeks to the heavens,” Mr. Terry said. “If Archbishop Wuerl does not have the integrity and courage to uphold the teachings of the Church, defend babies from murder, protect the faithful’s rights, and protect the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege, he should resign, and ‘let another take his office who has true Apostolic valor.’ If Archbishop Wuerl won’t defend the Holy Eucharist over a crime of this magnitude, he is either clearly deceived, or defiantly disobedient. Either way, he is not fit to be the D.C. Archbishop.”
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