Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are talking up their religion and their Catholic street cred in order to lure swing voters in Catholic areas of the country. Given the Democrats’ Devil-may-care (so to speak) approach to abortion, this is raising the ire of Catholic leaders.

In an interview with FOX News on Tuesday, Archbishop Donald Wuerl said people need to reflect more before they start talking about church doctrine. He also issued a statement calling Pelosi’s explanation of the church’s abortion stance “incorrect.?

“The current teaching of the Catholic Church on human life and abortion is the same teaching as it was 2,000 years ago,? Wuerl noted. “From the beginning, the Catholic Church has respected the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.?

Wuerl cited a passage from the church’s catechism that condemns abortion as “gravely contrary to moral law.?

“Since the first century the church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion,? the catechism states. “This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.?

Biden seems unsure if abortion is a venial or a mortal sin; in other words, will he grow heair on his palms or burn in Hell for all eternity. Which means he at least knows that it is in fact a sin, which is more than can be said for Nancy Pelosi. She seems to think that “the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know.? False. We do know. Whatever a person’s own views on abortion, the Catholic Church has always maintained that it is wrong to abort the life that begins at conception.

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has called for Pelosi to be denied communion.