Friar Frank Pavone -- national director for Priests for Life -- isn't pulling any punches in a letter he penned to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a self-proclaimed Catholic: Either comply with the teachings of the Church, or renounce your faith, he wrote to Pelosi, the Washington Times website reports today (June 22, 2013).
The priest was especially outraged at Pelosi's open pro-abortion views, seen as a direct conflict with Catholic teachings. His letter came on the heels of her recent explanation to a reporter that abortion was in line with her religious views.
Friar Pavone further wrote: "Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that the Catholic Church teaches. And I speak for countless Catholics when I say that it's time for you to stop speaking as if it were."
He added, "Mrs. Pelosi, for decades you have gotten away with betraying and misrepresenting the Catholic faith as well as the responsibilities of public office. We have had enough of it. Either exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them."