Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 14, 2021 / 11:47 am
A pro-life campaign led by the archbishop of San Francisco gathered thousands of roses for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) outside the U.S. Capitol on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, is a fitting day to send a shower of roses to Speaker Pelosi,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Pelosi’s archbishop, said in a statement. “Each one represents a Catholic praying and fasting for Nancy Pelosi's conversion to the Gospel of Life.”
The roses are part of the “Rose and a Rosary for Nancy Pelosi” campaign, hosted by the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship at the archbishop’s request. The campaign invites Catholics to pray and fast for the conversion of the speaker, who backs abortion legislation, including the Women’s Health Protection Act. For every person that signs up, the campaign promises to send a rose to the California Democrat who identifies as Catholic.
“This is what equality means: Every human life is equally sacred,” Cordileone said. “Speaker Pelosi, we love you. It is not too late: choose life.”