Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pope rebukes Pelosi for her pro abortion stance

It's hard to imagine that Nancy Pelosi actually expected the Pope to agree with her pro abortion stance. I suspect she planned to pose for a picture with him and fudge the details for the news. A picture of the Pope and Pelosi smiling, arm in arm would have been a gem which published without any details might have suggested that despite her pro abortion stance, he approved of Nancy who sells herself as a "good Catholic".

Nancy's hopes were dashed to pieces today, however, when Benedict barred all photographers and reporters from her 15 minute private audience with him. Apparently according to the Vatican press release, Benedict XVI spent most of the 15 minutes instructing Pelosi about the Natural Law and the church's teachings on the Sanctity of life, politely reminding her that her pro abortion stance is putting her "in serious difficulties as a Catholic". He told her it was his duty as her Pastor to warn her about this. Benedict XVI speaks several languages fluently including English so he likely instructed her about the sanctity of life from conception to death without a translator.

Pelosi spun for the news services that she praised him for the church's help in poverty, "Global warming" etc and showed him photos of her family's previous visits to Rome:

"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."

Perhaps his not granting her the Pope-Pelosi photo ala Mother Teresa was the worst insult.

She should be worried about ex-communication. By her getting in his face like that and THEN, misrepresenting the real content of the meeting to the press, she might be in "more serious difficulties" than she previously thought.

Benedict XVI might be polite but he can never be accused of being weak kneed or stupid and Ms Pelosi may well find herself ex-communicated if she does not change her ways.

One might ask why she would care, but if she loses the support of the Catholic vote (and it may bring some of the Evangelical Christians with it) she may lose her job in Congress i.e. be voted out. That she DOES care about... :)

SOURCES: (Zenit)Pope Benedict rebukes Pelosi over abortion

(CNA)Nancy Pelosi tries to spin meeting with Pope Benedict

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