He is from our 46th Assembly District here in Los Angeles.
And he is kicking sand in our California bishops' faces.
He is doing that by being one of the three introducers of AB 374, a suicide-by-doctor ("physician-assisted suicide" is the anti-lifers' euphemism/propaganda term for it) bill. He is lending this bill the prestige and clout that he has as Speaker.
According to today's Los Angeles Times (click on this post's title), Nunez says he is "ready to buck my Church" over the pro-death bill.
Nunez also says he is going to phone Cardinal Mahony today. But he adds, "I think the toughest conversation I'm going to have is with my Catholic mother, who wanted me to be a priest."
Don't look now, but that smart-aleck statement constitutes kicking sand in His Eminence's face.
Will the Cardinal surprise Nunez and give him a tougher conversation than his mother will? We can always dream. But has he ever resisted a Democrat politician?
Time for tough love, Cardinal Mahony; tell Nunez you are bouncing him from the Church until he repents of this heinous crime of pushing the culture of death against the most defenseless members of your flock and all our society.
You are the shepherd, your Eminence, after all, and this is your responsibility. By the way: If Nunez was sincere, he would have phoned you before signing on to the bill, of course.
Two-bit pipsqueak politicians such as Fabian Nunez should not be able to defy Almighty God and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, especially so brazenly and with impunity.