Nancy Pelosi ... Dumb@$$
Is there any high-profile Catholic, at least who publicly invokes their Catholicism as much as she, who is as stone ignorant of her faith as Nancy Pelosi? Couple that with mendaciousness, and you have a lethal (literally) combination:
I’m sorry. Almost nothing that has come from this woman’s mouth has infuriated me like this.My Comments:
This woman is a profound grotesque who gets virtually everything wrong here, from what feastday it is, to the kinds of Catholic religious sisters supporting her monster’s bastard of a bill.
First off, Nancy, this is not the feastday of “St. Joseph the Worker.” That feast day is May 1, and it is a simple (and optional) memorial. TODAY is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, in his role as the Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Provider and Guardian for the Child Jesus. A solemnity is not an optional feastday, and Pelosi, who was educated by religious sisters and went to a Catholic college, should know that.
Her ignorance is almost sublime. “Italian Americans” certainly do honor St. Joseph, but they do not “pray” to him. They ask him to pray for them, before the Throne of his most holy and almighty step-son, the Christ.
It is highly doubtful that St. Joseph, who was faced with an unimaginable event, one fraught with challenges, things unknown, social questions, difficulties and sacrifice, would be a happy endorser of a “life-affirming health care” bill that includes the federal-funding of abortions, sterilizations, contraception – undoubtedly, down the road- euthanasia.
After all of that -and in a direct attempt to smackdown the Catholic bishops who rightly oppose this bill- the Pelosi ends with yet another slander of all Catholic religious woman, with the assistance (it must be admitted) of a few perpetually adolescent useful idiots who, as I said yesterday, “delight in poking into the eyes of authoritative teaching.” Not only does Pelosi exaggerate the number of religious women who support this bill, she frankly lies when she says that “just about every order you can think of” wants “to pass this life-affirming legislation.”
What an abominable woman; what a power-mad, ruthless, mendacious grotesque she is.
... it is one thing for a Catholic to be publicly misguided, misinformed, socially maladjusted or even stupid. It’s quite another -and to my way of thinking, a genuinely evil thing- for Catholics to put on a cloak of moral authority by virtue of their church membership, and proceed to spin their deceitful webs while mindfully exploiting her greatest saints and teachings for the expressed (and unbelievably sleazy) promulgation of their legislative propaganda.
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What an ignorant, blasphemous, lying &%$*# is San Fran Nan.
At first, I just shook my head in amusement that the theologian Nan of San Fran - who invokes Augustine and Aquinas to justify her pro-abortion view - got the feast day wrong.
But the more she said, the angrier I got. Every time the "ardent practicing Catholic" opens her mouth and mentions her "Catholic" faith to justify her policy preferences, she mocks our Faith and she mocks our Bishops (who she knows will do little more than offer doctrinal corrections in response), and she sows discord, confusion, and scandal about what the Catholic Church teaches and among the Catholic faithful.
What more does someone have to do to merit the severest form of sanction from our Shepherds, who are supposed to be protecting their flocks from wolves in sheep’s clothing like this vile woman?
I don’t intend to question or bash our Bishops who have done a stellar job in educating Catholics and the public at large as to where the health care bill falls short. But those months of educational efforts are clearly insufficient when they can be undone by 2 or 3 days of so-called “Catholics” coming out of the woodwork in opposition to the Bishops and creating confusion about what the authoritative and authentic Catholic stance is.
When will our Bishops finally say “Enough!” to these voices of dissent whose words and deeds continue to make it possible to systematically victimize the least of the least of these?
(Hat tip: Opinionated Catholic)
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference Contradicts Pelosi's Claim That Senate Health Bill Doesn't Fund Abortion
San Fran Nan Gets Taken to the Woodshed: Speaker Pelosi’s Bishop Corrects Her Once Again
Boston-Area Priest: Pastoral/Teaching Approach Has Failed Miserably in Persuading "Pro-Choice" Catholics of Their Error
"Ardent Practicing" Conservative Catholic Grandmother™ Calls Opponents of ObamaCare Nazis
Pelosi Accused of Muzzling Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded D.C. Abortions
Wuerl: Why I Won't Deny Pelosi Communion
Pope to Speaker Pelosi: Reject Abortion Support [UPDATED]
"Conservative Catholic Grandmother"™ Pelosi Backs Down: Contraception Removed from "Stimulus Package"
"Conservative Catholic Grandmother"™ Pelosi Says Birth Control a Boon for the Economy [UPDATED]
More U.S. Bishops Issue Statements on Abortion
LA Times Columnist Lies to Cover for Pelosi
Obama Camp to Speaker Pelosi: "Shut Up, Already!"
The Follow-Up Question Brokaw Should've Asked
Pelosi: St. Augustine Agrees With Me - That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It [UPDATED]
Archbishop Chaput on Speaker Pelosi: "On the Separation of Sense and State" [UPDATED]
Biblical Scholars Challenge Pelosi's "Scripture" Quote
Pro-Abort Catholic Politicians to Receive Communion at Papal Mass [UPDATED]
"Conservative Catholic Grandmother" Pelosi Defends Removal of "God" from Flag Certificates
President Bush to Veto Stem Cell Bill
Never Mind Church Teaching, Catholic Nancy Pelosi Says ESCR "a Gift of God"
"Anti-Catholic" Pelosi Accused of Promoting "Culture of Death"
Pelosi Sings Praises of Embryo Destruction
Bishop Vasa on Nancy Pelosi: It's "Categorically Impossible" to be Catholic and Hold Abortion is "Just a Choice"
Worth a Thousand Words
Nancy Pelosi: "My Family is Very Pro-Life"
Catholicism, Pelosi style
Archbishop Wuerl's Stand on Lawmakers Who Back Abortion Angers Some Conservative Catholics
NARAL Pro-Choice America Salutes Nancy Pelosi on Her Inauguration as Speaker of the House
More on Speaker Pelosi at Open Book
A Catholic Speaker in the House
American Life League's Judie Brown: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults Catholic Faith