Now that Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman issues a statement in response to the slew of statements about her misrepresenting Church teaching on abortion.
Father Z posts the statement and responds Madame Speaker, you can’t reduce the Church’s teaching to a 1500 year old sound bite which you don’t understand.
Maureen at Aliens in This World takes a look at the Latin of what St. Augustine said and gives us a translation and some analysis. Democrats constantly complain about what they say being taken out of context, but that is what is done with the passage Pelosi’s spokesman gave.
With St. Augustine’s feast day coming up on Thursday and his mothers St. Monica is tomorrow it is an opportune time to pray for their intercession for Speaker Pelosi. St. Augustine was a bit confused on the moral law himself at one time before his conversion.
Though all of this appealing to St. Augustine is rather odd in the first place. For one she supports partial birth abortion which is way passed the timeline for when St. Augustine thought that the fetus was vivified anyway (males 30 days and females at 90 days.) As Fr. Z asks does she accept that also since St. Augustine held it?
Oh well I am just waiting for her exegesis on St. Jerome, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. John Chrysotom and other Church Fathers.
No doubt it will sell more copies than her last book.