Let me start by noting that I am neither a Catholic nor a Democrat. (A chuckle from my friends). I am a supporter of abortion rights. But this comes down to what you believe in. Pelosi claims to be a god-fearing Catholic but supports abortion rights. The pope says, "God does not support abortion rights and neither do Catholics". Interestingly, while the Pope could and should excommunicate Pelosi and others from the church, he does not. Also interestingly, Pelosi (and others) should voluntarily leave the church since her beliefs differ from the church's on such a core issue. Perhaps the Pope worries that kicking out Pelosi would cause others of his flock to leave. Perhaps Pelosi worries if she quits she will lose some of her flock who vote for her because she claims to be (however marginally) a "good Catholic". Either way, there is a lot of pragmatism going around and not enough attention to principles - which is of course the Democrat disease.