By Tom Quiner
Reporter James Rosen got under Nancy Pelosi’s skin when he asked her:
“Do you hate President Trump”
Speaker of the House Pelosi lashed back:
“I was raised in a Catholic house. We don’t hate anybody—not anybody in the world. So don’t accuse me of that. Don’t mess with me. As a Catholic I resent you using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me.”
The intensity of her pushback suggests that the Speaker doth protest too much. But let’s take Ms. Pelosi at her word. The more interesting question would be, what does it mean to be a Catholic? After all, Catholicism spells out a set of infallible beliefs ( to Catholics anyway) clearly articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, inspired by the Word of God and Tradition.
In the video above, Speaker Pelosi avers that public policy should be crafted in harmony with the Word. And yet, when asked if ‘the Word,’ Jesus, had a right to life at the moment of His conception, Pelosi suggests such a subject should only be discussed in church.
In fact, Pelosi has struck an adversarial, and very public, position with Church teachings when it comes to reproductive matters:
The Nancy Pelosi record
- NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion.
- YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
- YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.
- NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.
- NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.
- NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life.
- NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.
- NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info.
- NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.
- NO on banning partial-birth abortions.
- NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion.
Each vote opposed Catholic teaching. She receives a 100% rating from the pro-abortion NARAL and a 0% rating from the pro-life NRLC.
Just a month ago, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops identified the threat of abortion as the Bishops’ “preeminent priority.”
Pelosi pits herself against U.S. bishops by enabling an act that separates women and men from Christ.
Saint Pope John Paul the Great put the responsibility on the shoulders of “legislators who have promoted and approved abortion laws,” among others.
A Catholic priest with a national radio show, Fr. John Riccardo, spoke in Des Moines last Saturday. He asked why did Jesus come, and why did he put Himself through such an ordeal?
The answer, said Fr. Riccardo is “because YOU matter.” He did it for YOU. You matter at the instant of your conception, according to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Nancy Pelosi disagrees, if her legislative record is any indication. She may get misty-eyed in contemplating the “Word made flesh,” but when the rubber meets the road, she stands firmly opposed to the Church, and firmly in alignment with Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and their Big Abortion bullies.
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