So what is really happening now with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Joe Biden and the Roman Catholic Church?
In my opinion, and I obviously do not speak for the Magisterium of the Church, the recent high-profile American Catholic politicians publicly speaking and acting in violation to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church have become so bold as a group that it has reached the level of scandal. Not the scandal that you see on the cover of the National Inquirer at the checkout counter, the scandal that is addressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Respect for the souls of others: scandal
(2284) Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor's tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.
These offenses, that have always taken place, by American "Catholic" politicians who used their Catholic Faith to gain votes while mortally sinning and ignoring the Catechism all the way to the voting booth, have been dealt with in the past for the most part in a private setting. The responsible clergy for the soul of the offender would quietly discuss Church teaching and why their position endangered their soul, and others, in hopes of saving the soul.
In the last year, the severity of these offenses has increased in magnitude while having being done in multiple, high-profile, public settings. These scandals were now public and had to be met definitively and publicly by the Church.
It started with former-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani receiving Communion in the presence of the Holy Father at the Yankee Stadium Mass in April. Giuliani did this ignoring a private agreement he had with Cardinal Egan that he would respect the Church’s Catechism. Giuliani was in violation of the Church’s teaching in many ways.
Joe Biden within the last week threw out his Catholic Faith every chance he got nationally to win Catholic voters, but was also attending Sunday Mass and receiving the Eucharist while supporting abortion on demand, the killing of babies, publicly.
And finally, the "beaut" by Nancy Pelosi this weekend stating that her history of the Catholic Church does condone abortion on a national news show for all America to witness.
It was time for the Roman Catholic Church to not put up with this garbage anymore. It was a scandal!
Nancy Pelosi should read the Catechism of the Church a little further considering all the research she has done on abortion and the Catholic Church:
(2285) Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized. It prompted our Lord to utter this curse: "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." Scandal is grave when given by those who by nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others.