An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
I suppose it is ONE thing to set aside your church's moral teachings and support a certain cause...it is quite ANOTHER to claim your church's moral teachings isn't really your church's moral teachings. (Of course she also said that in the end when life begins should play no role in woman's right to choose anyway...ahem...did she really say that?!?!?)
She says she doesn't want to "polticize it" which of course is what we say when your side has its position already codified into law, but none-the-less she as a politician can wax in theological vagueness with what she thought was impunity. Rightfully, her church responds.
The Archbishop's early remark really says it all: "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them."
So she finds one citation from Augustine, and that trumps everything. Now, that's scholarship. Who knows: If she studies a bit more, perhaps she can become the court jester at Lambeth Palace.