"He created great scandal in the archdiocese for choosing not to deny Nancy Pelosi Holy Communion," said Judie Brown, president of the American Life League. "She persistently draws attention to her Catholic identity and her public support for abortion. He had a tremendous opportunity to set the record straight while publicly instructing her. What kind of teacher is that?"
Ms. Brown also said the new pope needs to take a firm stance "on questions of abortion, contraception, homosexuality or euthanasia."