Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is quite famous for a number of reasons:
- Arguably the most hard-left leaning member of the House of Representatives
- Questionable fashion choices
- Dealing with being born genetically unfortunate
- Being excommunicated from the Catholic Church
- An uncanny resemblance to Keith Richards
As cited by a couple of sharp-eyed watchers of C-SPAN (who managed to keep their eyes open long enough), DeLauro decided to rock the purple in a show of solidarity with the hungry and homeless.
Despite DeLauro’s somewhat different spin on hashtags instead of leadership, her one minute of wearing purple for the downtrodden doesn’t mention that she’s one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
Cited by the good folks over at InsideGov.com, the 14-term congresswoman’s personal fortune is slightly more than $15.2 million.
In another example of phoniness, Life News reported in 2007 during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, His Holiness bluntly proclaimed that legislators who claimed to be Catholic, but were staunch defenders of abortion had de facto excommunicated themselves.
“Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon (church) law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ,” he said.
“They (Mexican Church leaders) did nothing new, surprising or arbitrary. They simply announced publicly what is contained in the law of the Church… which expresses our appreciation for life and that human individuality, human personality is present from the first moment (of life),” he added.
The pope talked about church doctrine known as “automatic excommunication” where someone who does something which the church considers a grave sin inflicts on themselves.
Also reported, it was DeLauro who took the lead in arguing with the pope when it comes to Catholic Canon Law, and also by virtue of her being an American, she wasn’t subject to the same theological beliefs and teachings;
Led by pro-abortion Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, eighteen members of the House issued a statement responding to the pope’s comments.
“We are concerned with the pope’s recent statement warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views,” the statement read.
They said that the penalty of excommunication “offend(s) the very nature of the American experiment and do(es) a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.”
DeLauro and the pro-abortion lawmakers suggested that even though the Catholic church is pro-life that it’s a personal mission rather than a mission accomplished through public policy.