…perhaps they can take a listen to the Archbishop of San Francisco in his message to Nancy Pelosi:
It is entirely incompatible with Catholic teaching to conclude that our freedom of will justifies choices that are radically contrary to the Gospel—racism, infidelity, abortion, theft. Freedom of will is the capacity to act with moral responsibility; it is not the ability to determine arbitrarily what constitutes moral right.
While we deeply respect the freedom of our fellow citizens, we nevertheless are profoundly convinced that free will cannot be cited as justification for society to allow moral choices that strike at the most fundamental rights of others. Such a choice is abortion, which constitutes the taking of innocent human life, and cannot be justified by any Catholic notion of freedom.
via Kathleen McKinley who concludes thusly:
Pelosi is free to believe in the “the church of Pelosi” and cite that all she wishes, but leave the Catholic faith out of it. It’s clear she was raised with little understanding of it.
If you don’t want to be a Catholic Nancy, follow Anne’s example and be something else but don’t paint church teaching as something it isn’t.