Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a Catholic, met with the Holy Father today at the Vatican.
Their conversation is not reported verbatim. But the Sala Stampa, the Vatican’s news office reports today the following regarding their visit:
“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development.” (Communication of the Sala Stampa of the Holy See, 18 February 2009)
Let us hope that Ms. Pelosi has a spirit of obedience and respect to this instruction.
I notice that the USA Today is reporting on this also. I suspect other news outlets will do the same.