Actually, I'd go a bit further. To pose as a Catholic and ask St. Joseph to intercede for the state-funded murder of the unborn isn't just monstrous--it's evil.
Accordingly, I have sent the following letter to Archbishop Niederauer with a copy to the USCCB's pro-life office:
Dear Archbishop Niederauer:If you would like to send a similar email, the address for the archdiocese of San Francisco is firstname.lastname@example.org . I don't know if there's a better way to contact the archbishop directly, but I imagine enough emails sent to that address may catch some attention.
Once again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is claiming that you can be a good Catholic while working for government funding of abortion. In the outrageous video linked below, Pelosi asks St. Joseph to intercede for the passage of the health care bill, calls this bill, which funds abortions, "life-affirming," and further insinuates that "just about every order" of nuns you can think of has written in support of the bill--a statement which is monstrously untrue and unjust to the many Catholic nuns who are uncompromisingly pro-life.
The video can be seen here:
I am deeply disturbed by Speaker Pelosi's continuing misrepresentation of the Catholic faith and its teachings. She provides political cover to those Catholics who wish to vote for abortion in their political lives but insist on their Catholic identity in their private lives--and trade on that identity for votes from their fellow Catholics. While I deeply respect Your Excellency's efforts to date concerning Speaker Pelosi, at this point I believe it is manifestly true that the Speaker is creating public scandal by her open support for abortion and her willingness to twist her Catholic faith in support of that grave evil.
I, too, ask for the intercession of Saint Joseph on this Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Virgin Mary. I ask his intercession for the spiritual health of Speaker Pelosi, and for the swift clarification from the appropriate offices, especially yours, Archbishop, that her remarks in favor of an abortion-funding health care plan do not represent the mind of the Church in this matter.
Sincerely and respectfully yours,