Monday, November 3, 2008

Another Parish Promotes a Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Politician

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A good friend of mine alerted me to the fact that a local Catholic parish/publication has seen fit to promote a pro-abortion, pro-gay politician: Senator Nancy Pelosi.

In the October 2008 issue of VOCE ITALIANA, which bills itself as “An Italian American Gazette of the Greater Washington DC Area,” featured two cover stories on Senator Pelosi. The first in Italian dealing with her being presented with an award by the Italian government and the second, an interview by a member of the VOCE ITALIANA editorial board.

My friend points out in his letter to the Editor of VOCE ITALIANA, (which he shared with me), that if this was written by a secular Italian or Italian-American organization, he would not have cared one way or the other.

However, VOCE ITALIANA is published by Holy Rosary Church/Casa Italiana, located in downtown DC. To him, this is an ‘infamia” – an infamy – that a Catholic publication is once again highlighting a politician who is Catholic only in name only.

Now, Holy Rosary is not run by some left of center nuns or Georgetown Jesuits. It is run by the Missionaries of St. Charles, commonly known as the Scalabrinians (named after their founder, Bishop Scalabrini). These are a pretty solid group of priests and brothers, according to my friend, which makes it even more puzzling to him.

He is still waiting for a reply to his letter to Fr. L. Tomasi, C.S. (Pastor of Holy Rosary) and Ms. Gemma Puglisi.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Voce Italiana is, in fact, a Catholic publication. I believe that it is a NEWSpaper puplished as a service to the Italian community by a Catholic organization. This is an important distinction because, assuming the coverage is unbiased and doesn't endorse Ms. Pelosi (you don't say in your post), the Church's role in the community can and should be to serve where needed in many forms. In this case it's with news and information in the native language of a particular community.

Ms. Pelosi is in a very powerful leadership position but indeed countering Catholic teaching with much of her political agenda. All the more reason to ensure that the broadest possible population is well informed about her.