Pelosi as the anti-pope: A Pepto-Bismol moment

June 3, 2010 09:00 AM

If you’ve ever heard the words in John 1:14 (“The Word was made flesh, He lived among us, and we saw His Glory, the Glory that is His as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.”), you probably realize that in Christ and His true presence resides all that is or could ever be true.

I certainly understand the meaning of those words and oh how I pray that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did. Now, I do not wish any evil upon her. But I am pointing out that to truly understand the meaning of those words and the fact that Christ is the Word of God is to affirm the very gifts of truth and life that He provides. This is something that I dare say has not yet dawned on Pelosi, or if it has, she has a very poor way of showing it.

Pelosi recently spoke to attendees at the Nation’s Catholic Community Conference at Trinity Washington University about that Gospel passage: “Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

Indeed, she is correct on that point. However, she then proceeded to explain that she is obliged to “give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word.”

And that is where I personally had to sit down and catch my breath. It boggled my mind that a woman who has repeatedly advocated for abortion and used the “Catholic” identity of a group of dissident nuns to push abortion as health care would still find it plausible to suggest that she is reflecting Christ and His truth in her policy choices. I dare say it is almost like listening to Satan himself tell us that black is white and up is down. Pelosi teaching that murdering a preborn baby is perfectly in keeping with Christ’s teaching is despicable and diabolical.

However, the Pelosi doctrine requires, according to her, that she instruct the Church hierarchy about immigration reform. According to Democratic Party principles, immigration reform is a must for Catholics, she said. "The cardinals, the archbishops, the bishops that come to me and say, ‘We want you to pass immigration reform,’ and I said, ‘I want you to speak about it from the pulpit.’”

Even more problematic than Pelosi’s misguided pronouncements is the Catholic bishops’ silence about this travesty. As Pelosi continues to use her platform as House Speaker as her pulpit from which to preach heresy, the bishops remain AWOL! 

It is absolutely inconceivable that the same female who advocates abortion on demand could with a straight face express her heartfelt concern for immigrants, whether legal or illegal. How could anyone who really understands the meaning of “the Word made Flesh” be filled with such hypocrisy?

And where, oh where are those bishops? Why haven’t they made a clear, united statement about this woman, her pronouncements and her status as a Catholic? 

As one very astute gentleman wrote in an e-mail:

More words of confusion from America's first woman pope (Popest Nauseous Nancy I) who so far has instructed and continues to instruct the bishops, lets us and the world know that she is a Catholic in good standing (like Ted Kennedy), a role model for the rest of us ... Don't worry if you disagree with the Church big time. Heck, not to worry, go to Communion anyway as the bishops certainly are not looking and by the looks of it don't seem to care.

I would like to think, in my naïve moments, that my friend is being rather cynical. But then again, when the more logical side of me considers the situation, I have to say he is perhaps, though sadly, correct. I wonder how many souls the Pelosi doctrine has affected, how many Catholic folks have fallen into her snare and how many more will follow in the future.

Pelosi is a dangerous woman, for preborn children, for truth and clearly for the Word. She has defiled the very Church she claims as her own.

When with the bishops make this clear? Or are they beholden to this anti-pope? You decide.

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