In a recent Newsweek interview, Pelosi said she "practically mourn[ed]" her "difference of opinion" with the U.S. bishops on Church teachings.
"I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess," she said, "and that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And that women should have the opportunity to exercise their free will.”
In a column in his archdiocesan newspaper, Archbishop Niederauer responds:
"It is entirely incompatible with Catholic teaching to conclude that our freedom of will justifies choices that are radically contrary to the Gospel—racism, infidelity, abortion, theft. Freedom of will is the capacity to act with moral responsibility; it is not the ability to determine arbitrarily what constitutes moral right."
Read the whole thing here.