Earlier this week we told you about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending her “devout Catholic” status while continuing to make a familiar argument:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi again calls herself a ‘devout Catholic’ while arguing for taxpayer-funded abortions

Pelosi might like to call herself a “devout Catholic,” but it’s safe to say that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone disagrees with her in a big way:

It has to be said:

Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it. The right to life is a fundamental – the most fundamental – human right, and Catholics do not oppose fundamental human rights. To use the smokescreen of abortion as an issue of health and fairness to poor women is the epitome of hypocrisy: what about the health of the baby being killed? What about giving poor women real choice, so they are supported in choosing life? This would give them fairness and equality to women of means, who can afford to bring a child into the world. It is people of faith who run pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics; they are the only ones who provide poor women life-giving alternatives to having their babies killed in their wombs.

Bingo! “Recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award” and “devout Catholic” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence.