I received a copy of a letter sent out by His Excellency Most Reverend Donal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC to the priests of the Archdiocese.
It is, I believe, his response to the remarks of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Meet The Press on Sunday 24 August.
The Archbishop speaks of what St. Augustine said, what the Catholic Church teaches, what science indicates and what the duties of pastors of the Church are regarding preaching the sanctity of life.
I hope you would consider using this Sunday’s liturgy as an opportune time to present to the Catholic faithful of this archdiocese a number of elements of our Catholic faith. …
This is an opportune time simply to reaffirm with all of our Catholic faithful and others who may be interested in what the Church has to say that abortion is and has always been considered a serious evil, that the destruction of innocent human life at any stage is wrong and that it is the task entrusted to the bishops of the Church to proclaim and whatn necessary clarify this constant teaching.
Bishops like the word "opportune".
But never was there a time more opportune than this!
Here is the letter, which I am too tired to transcribe. People send me stuff by pdf file when what I need are pdfs and transcripts! … sigh
Gigantic WDTPRS kudos to Archbishp Wuerl!