Speaker Pelosi the Theologian?

Madame speaker, who is a Catholic, has a history of contradicting the Pope, the Bishops and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  It has not been widely reported for some reason, but here she goes again, only this time she agrees with the Church:

I have to confess that Speaker Pelosi’s personality really irritates me. Like a burr in a Texans saddle.  She is a prime example of a woman not improving the political arena.  IMHO women who seek power do not bring a gentler touch.

Note to self: Speaker Pelosi is a child of God made in His image and likeness.

Anyway, I don’t know what she thinks she gains by going up against the hierarchy of the Church e.g; here the Bishops issue a public correction and here where the Pope issued a rebuke

Now I am all for treating Immigrants with dignity and respect. I am a second generation Irish/Italian. My husband is a naturalized citizen; he was born and raised in Ireland. Immigrants are the backbone of this country. Besides someone has to pay for my (and my fellow boomers) Social Security.

Heck I am all for amnesty.  I think that the new Arizona law is a terrible idea. Yes I understand that Arizona has a real problem with drug gangs from south of the border, but the new law is a bad response.

But Ms. Pelosi is stepping over a line. Her power does not extend to the hierarchy of the Church.  And she simply has no credibility considering her opposition to the Church’s teachings on the most fundamental aspect of moral law: the right to life from conception to natural death.

But I am encouraged that politicians now think that it is okay for the clergy to address the public square from the pulpit. I just hope someone has informed the IRS.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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2 Responses to Speaker Pelosi the Theologian?

  1. jcastrol says:

    There is only one thing prohibited by the IRS for churches. Churches can not take a position on candidates and advocate for or against from the pulpit. Churches can fully and completely address issues up for a vote or being discussed in the political process. Churches can not associated with a political party either officially or through words and actions.

  2. Susan Kehoe says:

    Yes that is true. I was being a wee bit flippant. But it is also true that the Catholic Church is held to a much higher standard. When we speak against abortion, for example, in an election year we are accused of advocating against a certain party even if we play by the rules.

    Just to be clear. I am a political agnostic. If anything I am a Pox on both your houses kinda of gal.

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