Reporter at Nancy Pelosi's weekly news conference: "You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage....[H]ow do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?"
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: "My religion has, compels me, and I love it for it, to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this [opposition to gay marriage] a form of discrimination."
Is anyone listening--anyone, say, in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? Pelosi misstates the teaching of the Church so badly, and so baldly, that I see no way the bishops can permit her comments to pass without rebuttal--without, that is, abdicating their pastoral duty. Will we hear from Archbishop George Niederauer, the archbishop of San Francisco, Pelosi's home diocese, or from Donald Cardinal Wueril, the archbishop of Washington, D.C. (pictured here)? And if not from them, then from Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the USCCB?
And if not, why not?
Watch this space.