The ten pro-life demonstrators will be standing at the Vatican fence in front of St. PeterĀ“s Basilica.
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - On Monday afternoon ten members of a group led by Randall Terry, called The Vanguard of St. Catherine of Siena,calledĀ for the ex-communication of Nancy Pelosi in a demonstration just outside the Vatican.
They are also asking Archbishop Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC to enforce the PopeĀ“s position on the distribution of Communion to pro-abortion politicians which was communicated in a 2004 letter, "Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion," which he wrote when he was Cardinal Ratzinger.
Terry stated, "Nancy Pelosi has betrayed the Catholic faith, fought to shed innocent blood, and repeatedly voted to take money from Americans to pay for the murder of innocent babies.
"Meanwhile, Washington DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl, has refused to rebuke her for this evil, and also continues to serve her Holy Communion.
"This bill is the most horrific treachery against life since Roe versus Wade. I would hate to be in Nancy Pelosi's shoes on the Day of Judgment.
"President Obama's executive order - should it come to that - will not be worth the paper it is written on."
The Vanguard of St. Catherine of Siena is in Rome calling on various Catholic officials asking for intervention concerning the distribution of Communion to politicians who support abortion. They are requesting more action by the various Apostolic discasteries in requiring American bishops to conform to Canon 915.
Canon 915 refers to the article on "Participation in the Blessed Eucharist" and states, "Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion."
Randy Sly is the Associate Editor of Catholic Online. He is a former Archbishop of the Charismatic Episcopal Church who laid aside that ministry to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church.