Excommunication not up to layman

Randall Terry and six others have been protesting near the Vatican, holding signs asking that Speaker Pelosi be denied communion and that the California Democrat be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. Pelosi is a lifelong Catholic and Randall Terry a fairly recent convert. Catholic League spokesman Jeff Field responds to the call for excommunication. “We are a conservative Catholic organization, but yet we leave the bishop’s work up to the bishops,” says Field. “It’s not the job of Randall Terry, or anybody for that matter, to lecture the bishops on what they should or shouldn’t do with politicians such as Nancy Pelosi.” He points out that Terry evidently believes it is his right to do so — “and we don’t believe that it’s our right or anybody’s right to tell the bishops what to do,” adds Field.