the Pelosi gambit

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 28, 2006

Amy Welborn has an excellent analysis of the scam that Nancy Pelosi is trying to pull, celebrating her arrival as Speaker of the House (in anticipation) with a big, splashy, and identifiably Catholic celebration at Trinity College in DC.

Will the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church let itself be played? Will it allow Nancy Pelosi to "celebrate" her Catholic roots as an act of obvious, frank political manipulation to get ethnic Catholics to start thinking Democrat again?

Sadly, when you put the question that way, the answer is obvious: Yes.

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 02, 2007 10:07 PM ET USA

    Many of us in the ADW have been trying to get His Excellency off his duff. We're getting the "well, Trinity isn't our jurisdiction" cop-out. Are we surprised? Oh, by the way - check out the Trinity website. Nancy is one of two of their "prizes". The other is Kathleen Sebelius, the pro-abort Kansas governor, who seems to be in the pocket of George Tiller, aka Tiller the Killer, 3rd-trimester abortionist operating in Kansas.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 02, 2007 12:27 PM ET USA

    What "leadership of the Roman Catholic Church" ? If you find any in the US (outside of Lincoln, Nebraska) please let us know! The USCCB is a lap dog for the DNC and prove; once again; how prophetic Dante was.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 29, 2006 2:12 PM ET USA

    Great comments here. It is a scandal. There seems to be no thirst for souls among the leaders and church bureaucrats. The democrats are intent on changing the image not the substance of the party regarding abortion and other issues. The really sad part is that many Catholics will fall for this because they have been looking hard for any justification to vote democrat again. Lets see if they appoint a Sam Alito or John Roberts..... dont hold your breath.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Dec. 29, 2006 12:32 PM ET USA

    Through the intercession of Saint Thomas Becket, bp. & martyr, may Abp. Wuerl behave as a successor to the apostles courageously & boldly proclaiming the Truth with love. May Abp. Wuerl not act as a diplomat who confuses the people of God about the Teachings of Jesus & His Church. May he realize his duty to excommunicate Rep. Pelosi for her active, public promotion of the slaughter of pre-born children, reminding her that excommunication invites her to repent & to return Home to the Church. Amen

  • Posted by: Italiana - Dec. 29, 2006 11:27 AM ET USA

    Perhaps Archbishop Wuerl will do what Cardinal McCarrick did. The week after he officially retires, he'll speak words of truth.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 29, 2006 8:55 AM ET USA

    Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Mikulski are grads of the Inst. of Notre Dame in Baltimore. Their strong womanhood is publicly celebrated by the SSNDs who run the place. They take pride in them, not shame. Apparently, $ trumps Truth.

  • Posted by: Sir William - Dec. 28, 2006 10:28 PM ET USA

    Sadly, its almost impossible to be a 'great teacher' without correcting those being taught. It seems that too many 'teachers' (&parents & clergy) spend much to much time worrying about being liked - a kind of fear of the work of mercy of admonishing the sinner. Prv:23:13: Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod and deliver his soul from hell" (DRV) Think first of her soul, AB! And those she leads astray.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 28, 2006 9:30 PM ET USA

    It is clearly time for Church "leaders" in this country to take a firm and very public, unified stand against so-called Catholic politicians whose public statements and votes fly directly in the face of Catholic teaching. The general public has a pretty good idea what the Church's position is on abortion. More than one of my non-Catholic friends has asked why the Church does not take a stand. One even used the term "gutless" which I could not argue with given the silence of our leaders.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Dec. 28, 2006 7:04 PM ET USA

    Just read through AB. Wuerl's recent columns on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults. So much of what he hopes will be achieved with this effort seems to crumble in the dust of scandal by so complacently allowing the Holy Eucharist to be used as a political tool by one of the guardians of the Culture of Death...without even offering a word of instruction or admonition. (cf Psalm 74)

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Dec. 28, 2006 6:37 PM ET USA

    How can AB Wuerl allow this to go on? This is nothing short of a sacrilege which can be prevented. The AB is want to be known as a great teacher of the faith. But, with all due respect, his silence in this matter would allow further clouds to obscure The Church's belief in the Real Presence at a time when it needs to be strongly reaffirmed. Would not enforcing Canon 915 help prevent scandal to the faithful and possibly lead to the grave publically manifest sinner's conversion?