Bishop Morlino talks about Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Biden in a homily today. The bishop starts out with a disclaimer that he isn’t talking about Democrats but about specific Catholics who are Democrats. He first gives his critique about Nancy Pelosi and then goes on to talk about what Senator Biden said today. Hat Tip Rocco Palmo.
Here is a of a section of his homily that I transcribed from the mp3.
“Senator Biden does not understand the difference between articles of faith and natural law. Any human being regardless of his faith, his religious practice or having no faith. Any human being can reason the fact that human life from conception unto natural death is sacred. Biology not faith, not philosophy, not any kind of theology; Biology tells us science that at the moment of conception their exists a unique individual of the human species. It’s not a matter of what I might believe. What my faith might teach me. What other people might … Science the best science says at the moment of conception there is a unique individual of the human species. Senator Biden has an obligation to know that and he doesn’t know it. Again I believe that after the Council some theologians, probably some priests, and some bishops allowed him to be confused about this matter. It’s not pretty. The reason I bring this up is because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Biden are Catholics and there on television and they’re giving out their ideas to Catholic people and they are causing confusion. They’re suppose to believe in separation of church and state. They’re violating the separation of church and state by confusing people. I have an obligation to teach. They’re stepping on the Pope’s turf and mine and they’re violating the separation of church and state confusing God’s good people. But why? Because they themselves were confused after the Council and I don’t blame them for that. Bishop’s allowed it, theologians did it and some priests did it and in Canada even some bishops did it.”
I obviously like that the bishop has made the same point on natural law and religious faith that I made earlier today. His mentioning the effects of the aftermath of the Council I think are quite good. This is a nicely charitable look at these two Catholic politicians while still being firm on what they should know.