Sunday, March 1, 2009

Prime Minister Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is downright scary. Of course, anyone with a rudimentary understanding of politics knows that in a parliamentary system she would be the US Prime Minister. The problem is that we do not have a parliamentary system of government but she still thinks she is the US Prime Minister. She also thinks she is a Catholic Bishop!

No sooner had Savior Obama taken office that PM Pelosi went on a goodwill tour. She hopped on over to the Vatican to let the Holy Father know she was now in charge of the country and to correct him on the issue of abortion. Word has it that she wants the Pope to activate the Freedom of Choice Act in the Vatican and throughout the Church.

Her triumphant return and summary of her visit almost makes one believe that the Holy Father was ready to open a Planned Parenthood clinic at St. Peter's Basilica. However, the official Vatican response was a bit at odds with the PM's account:

“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development.”

Seems the PM was given a strong rebuke by the Holy Father. Nancy Pelosi is the perfect example of a Pseudo-Catholic motivated by the first of the deadly sins; pride. Part of being a Catholic is to understand true authority. It is simple, really. Most parents have said to their children: "I am older and more experienced than you are and I expect you to understand that and accept my authority". Well, the Church is 2,000 years old, slightly older than Pelosi. Yet, she submits not to that authority but to her own.

As a Catholic I must accept that I have no religious authority. This can be hard for many, especially our Protestant brothers and sisters, to understand. Hence the number of Christian denominations, some 60,000 at last count I believe. However, as a Catholic I willingly submit to the authority of the Church and believe this Apostolic authority was handed down from Peter and the other apostles. This does not mean I am without dignity, intellect or opinion. It does mean, however, that on those rare occasions when my immediate inclination is to be at odds with the Church, I DECIDE to submit my will to that of the Church as in submission to the will of her founder, our Lord, Jesus Christ. I must place my will after God's will.

The US PM Nancy Pelosi has demonstrated her understanding of being Catholic. In so doing she has an interesting take on the The Lord's Prayer. It is her will, not The Father's Will, that should be done, on earth at least. I must conclude that she does not believe in Hell either. Well, she will certainly believe in it when it becomes her forwarding address.

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