This Week's Rosie Award Winner: Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives
And the winner of this week's Rosie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Anti-Catholic Commentary is:
in the United States House of Representatives
(pictured: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT.) led the Catholic Democrat "Gang of 18" in denouncing the Holy Father)
Here's what put the Catholic Congresscritters over the top:
A group of House Democrats yesterday publicly repudiated the Pope’s recent suggestion that politicians who support abortion rights should be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.Folks, not only did you get the content and context of the Pope's remarks totally wrong, in your rush to declare your independence from the Roman Catholic Church, you completely missed (or ignored?) the clarification from the Vatican. But at least you've done your part to save "the American experiment" from the nefarious intermeddling of that "foreign power" in Rome.
Eighteen House Democrats, led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), are responding to Pope Benedict XVI’s statement that indicated he would support Mexican bishops if they were to excommunicate Mexican legislators who voted last month to legalize abortion in Mexico City.
The Pope made his remarks last Wednesday during a news conference aboard a plane before he was to begin a five-day visit to Brazil.
“We are concerned with the Pope’s recent statement warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views,” the lawmakers said in a statement issued yesterday. “Advancing respect for life and for the dignity of every human being is, as our church has taught us, our own life’s mission.”
The Democratic lawmakers said that the suggested penalty “offend[s] the very nature of the American experiment and do[es] a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.” (emphasis added)
For all you do, Democrat Catholic Know-Nothings in the House, this Rosie's for you.
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