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Were They at the Same Meeting?

February 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“Ardent Catholic” and holder of a 100% Pro-Choice Voting Record by NARAL, Nancy Pelosi met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Maybe I’m confused Speaker Pelosi, but I think Pope Benedict XVI is probably in a better position than any of us to define what makes an “ardent Catholic.” You see, in my humble outside-the-beltway opinion, that’s one of the things that sets the Catholic Church apart from the church down the block. There IS an authority and WE are not it.

Here is what the Vatican said the Holy Father told Speaker Pelosi:

“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development.”

Here is what Speaker Pelosi said of the meeting:

“It is with great joy that my husband, Paul, and I met with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, today. In our conversation, I had the opportunity to praise the Church’s leadership in fighting poverty, hunger, and global warming, as well as the Holy Father’s dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel. I was proud to show His Holiness a photograph of my family’s papal visit in the 1950s, as well as a recent picture of our children and grandchildren.”

So I am left scratching my head and wondering if she was in the same room as the Holy Father? Did the Holy Father need treatment after beating his head against the brick wall? Of course, I am wondering why she would want to meet with the Holy Father at all? She has been openly contemputous of the Vatican’s policies regarding the reception of Holy Communion. Speaker Pelosi, you can call yourself whatever you like but if you are in open defiance of the magisterium, you are just playing at being Catholic. You are pretending.

That reminds me. If you haven’t heard of Red Envelope Day, click on this link and find out how you can participate. I think I am going to send some red envelopes to Nancy Pelosi too!! Why should the Holy Father being the only one beating his head against that brick wall. It sounds like fun and I think I’ll join him.


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