A while back, I posted on Speaker Pelosi’s fondness for putting her foot in her mouth.
Apparently, she has dug herself so far into a hole that she is not only chewing her shoe leather more and more regularly, she is trying to make it look like she likes the leather, and salting it with some false holiness makes it really, really nutritious, so why isn’t everyone emulating her?
In case you missed it:
Those of you wondering if catechesis in the Catholic Church in America was really as bad as some people say, well, here’s your proof that yes, it was. I’d like to say she’s alone on this one, but I know that she’s definitely not. Plenty of people, insisting that they are good Catholics, supported Obama, claiming that it was more pro-life to follow his policies than to be “only” anti-abortion (blithely ignoring the fact that the pro-life movement is heavily involved in ongoing support for women who choose life in a difficult pregnancy, whether they walked away from an abortion appointment or showed up first at a crisis pregnancy center looking for help). I saw the Obama/Biden stickers on cars at church, I saw people wearing the t-shirts and loudly talking up Obama in the hallways. And I haven’t heard abortion mentioned, much less condemned, from the pulpit at a Sunday mass for years.
You just have to love the holier-than-thou audacity of her snide comeback: “Whenever it was [that ‘the Word’ became flesh and had rights], we bow our heads when we talk about it in church, and that’s where I’d like to talk about that.” As if the reporter was being horribly crass and disrespectful of Jesus by asking for an answer from the Speaker about whether she thinks “the Word was made flesh” at the Annunciation or the Nativity. While I’d love to be able to believe that Speaker Pelosi is so respectful and traditional that she bows her head whenever anyone speaks of Jesus (a Name she notably failed to mention in all her random ramblings about the beauty of the Word), I really don’t think she’s that pious.
Maybe she bows her head at Jesus’ name. She obviously enjoys calling publicly on saints to help pass pro-abortion, rationing-riddled health care bills that will hasten the deaths of millions. She pretends to herself (on national TV, no less) that she is a well-studied theologian on the issue of abortion…
As one commenter on Free Republic said, “She and the USCCB deserve each other.” All too true, but we’re all stuck with her, and, unless you have a particularly brave, orthodox bishop, all Catholics in the U.S. are stuck with what comes out of the USCCB bureaucracy, unfortunately. (Including a distinct reluctance to call Catholic politicians to task for grossly misrepresenting Catholic teaching and/or promoting abortion and other moral evils.)
LifeNews concluded their reporting on the incident with a nice little summary of “good Catholic grandma” Pelosi’s gross theological missteps.
Is it November yet?