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Pelosi Calls Catholic Bishops ‘Lobbyists’—With Whom She Has ‘Some Areas of Disagreement’
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Posted on 12/01/2011 12:48:03 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Pelosi Calls Catholic Bishops ‘Lobbyists’—With Whom She Has ‘Some Areas of Disagreement’ By Edwin Mora December 1, 2011

(CNSNews.com) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) on Thursday described America’s Roman Catholic bishops as “lobbyists in Washington, D.C.” in their efforts to persuade the Department of Health and Human Service to rescind a proposed regulation under the new health-care law that would require all health care plans to cover sterilizations and all-FDA approved contraceptives, including abortifacients.

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are morally wrong and that Catholics cannot be involved in them.

CNSNews.com asked Pelosi at her press briefing on Thursday: “In August, HHS issued a proposed regulation under the new health care law that would require that all health care plans cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives. The U.S. Catholic Bishops have called the regulation an unprecedented attack on religious freedom and have asked HHS to drop it. Do you agree with the bishops?”

Noting that she is “a devout Catholic,” Pelosi said she sometimes disagrees with the Catholic bishops when they act as “lobbyists.”

“I don’t know if I agree with your characterization of what the HHS put forth,” Pelosi said, “but as a mother of five children in six years, as a devout Catholic, I have great respect for our bishops when they are my pastor. As lobbyists in Washington D.C., we have some areas of disagreement.

“Again,” she continued, “I don’t understand the proposal as you described it. So, I won’t be able to answer it. But I do think that it’s important for women to have the opportunity to have full reproductive health options available to them and their insurance wherever they receive it. I support the waiver that is there for the churches now.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catholic; pelosi; sick; sickpuppy; sickpuppypelosi

1 posted on 12/01/2011 12:48:09 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi = human scum

The very epitome of an out-of-touch, entitled, “let them eat cake” champaign socialist.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 12:50:25 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver
For 'San Fran Nan' Pelosi, like all left-wing politicians, communist 'progressive' ideology always, always trumps their professed religion. What else is new?
3 posted on 12/01/2011 12:51:34 PM PST by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: Sub-Driver

A “devout” Catholic? Get over the phony piety.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 12:51:54 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Pelosi claims she is a “devout Catholic” ahahahaha. She is disgusting. As a Catholic, she deeply offends me and my faith.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 12:52:06 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: Sub-Driver

When abortion is called a “reproductive health option”, and the listeners don’t laugh out loud, you’re losing the argument.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 12:53:04 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: massgopguy
A “devout” Catholic? Get over the phony piety.

I can call myself the Pope, but I'm not.

Pelosi can call herself a Catholic, but she's not.

7 posted on 12/01/2011 12:54:46 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: St. Louis Conservative

She’s lucky they still let her take communion.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 12:56:26 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nancy Pelosi is a phenomenon I can't figure. She's dumb, mean, arrogant, and totally without shame. She does, however, have the best damn plastic surgeon on the planet.

How does she stay in communion with the Roman Catholic Church? How does she keep being reelected?

9 posted on 12/01/2011 12:56:52 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll say she has some difference with the Conference.

For example, she is a fallen Catholic; she is not “devout.”

Shame on her for that.

She reminds me of a Pharisee.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 12:59:11 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Sub-Driver

“Noting that she is ‘a devout Catholic,’ Pelosi said....”

I wish I had a dollar for everytime she has said that. She is a witch.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 12:59:29 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess this means she won’t be sharing any of her stock tips, then?


12 posted on 12/01/2011 1:01:46 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Regardless of what I think of the Catholic Church's position on birth control, Pelosi should have been excommunicated a long time ago.

Just to prove what an idiot she is, she picks a fight with the Catholic Church at a time when Democrats are already getting their teeth kicked in on everything from pizza being called a vegetable to Michel's Christmas decorations.

I am a practicing Catholic and can say, the church has liberal leanings, more than you would expect. They support amnesty (or at least no enforcement). They are in favor of entitlements (even though government is taking over the care for the sick and homeless). They are against all war regardless of how many lives it saves or who is liberated. They are against the death penalty (unofficially). About the only place they part ways with liberals is on abortion and contraception.

A lot of Catholics vote democrat.

13 posted on 12/01/2011 1:04:56 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: July4
How does she stay in communion with the Roman Catholic Church? How does she keep being reelected?

Have you ever been to the San Francisco Bay area? I lived there. The diocese there is as liberal as anybody else in the area. Locally, they'll hold their nose and denounce her position but will not have dialog about the moral delinquency of certain "parishioners".

14 posted on 12/01/2011 1:11:15 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The problem for me is that the leadership of the Catholic church allows her to make this claim instead of booting her out.

But they like having powerful people as part if it’s membership.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 1:14:48 PM PST by stockpirate (Our republican leadership are all part of the left-wing fascist new world order movement.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She has “Some areas of disagreement.”

Translation: She likes killing people.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 1:22:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: forgotten man

Pelosi is a devout heretic.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 1:26:08 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Like the Kennedy’s Nancy is a cafeteria Catholic.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 1:30:29 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Sub-Driver

There is a very special place reserved for her in the afterlife. It’s where all dissemblers, heretics, liars and doubters go. She won’t be happy.

I’m not judging, merely predicting.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 1:39:20 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Tenacious 1

About half of Catholics vote Democratic it’s a shame, the Bishops and Priests don’t educate enough people on the faith.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 1:45:04 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next pelosi will be telling GOD what HE has been doing wrong.

LLS


21 posted on 12/01/2011 1:57:43 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy will wish she had a few “Lobbyists”, when her time comes.....


22 posted on 12/01/2011 2:07:06 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Tenacious 1

I am a practicing Catholic as well. A good thing about the Church is that some of the liberal positions many have are up to the discretion of the individual Catholic——like just war, social justice, and capital punishment. BUT pro-life is Catholic Dogma and Pelosi’s beliefs are a heresy to the Church in that regard. She should be ex-communicated!


23 posted on 12/01/2011 2:56:50 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: LibLieSlayer
Next pelosi will be telling GOD what HE has been doing wrong.

Make no mistake about it, Nancy has been telling God all along what He has been doing wrong. She's been telling Him for a long, long time, and He has very patiently been allowing her to make her choices against Him. He gives her another chance every day, and every day she tells Him that she knows better than He does.

Yet, we all do this to one degree or another.

24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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25 posted on 12/01/2011 7:46:34 PM PST by narses (what you bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and what you loose upon earth, shall be ..)
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To: erod
it’s a shame, the Bishops and Priests don’t educate enough people on the faith.

The Bishops and Priests are too busy educating their flocks on the merits of socialism/marxism/"social justice" to bother educating them on faith. They have abrogated their duty to the Church and sold their souls to the democratic party.

26 posted on 12/01/2011 8:03:33 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: July4
How does she stay in communion with the Roman Catholic Church?

The Archbishop of San Francisco has not seen fit to excommunicate her.

How does she keep being reelected?

Her district is San Francisco. It's actually a republican form of government in action. She's the perfect representative of the hippies, faggots, dykes, communists, tree-huggers, and granola munchers that infest her district.

27 posted on 12/01/2011 8:08:13 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her insanity knows no bounds!

This woman needs to be tossed out of the Church! I have personally had about enough of her. Devout my foot!


28 posted on 12/02/2011 5:13:47 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: FamiliarFace
That may very well be true but degrees... degrees... please do not lump those of us that love GOD with pelosi... I am flawed... I am far from perfect... but I love GOD and HIS SON JESUS... pelosi... not so much.

LLS

29 posted on 12/02/2011 5:24:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Prokopton; NYer; Salvation
Pelosi can call herself a Catholic, but she's not.

Oh, but she *is*. And Mz. Nancy's going to have a very, um, spectacular conversation with The Lord when her time comes...

The mosaic below depicts Christ seated in Judgment. Titled "Christ in Majesty", It is located on the apse wall of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. At 3,600 square feet and containing nearly 3 million tiles, it is the one of the largest mosaics of Jesus in the world.

I assume Mz. Nancy has seen it from time to time - although I doubt the self-proclaimed "devout Catholic" has ever contemplated it, or even tried to imagine what it will be like to look into the Lord's face at her judgement.


Interesting commentary on the mosaic here

30 posted on 12/02/2011 5:39:53 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Thank you for posting that image, along with the commentary. I have often wondered why they chose to portray Christ with blond hair and blue eyes. Interestingly enough, we have a good historical record of our Lord's appearance.

In 544 AD, a cloth bearing an image of Jesus was discovered hidden above a gate in Edessa's city walls. Six years later, an icon, the Christ Pantocrator, was produced at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 6:45:58 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
She’s lucky they still let her take communion.

No, she isn't. Receiving communion unworthily is a mortal sin. It's not something to be done lightly.

32 posted on 12/02/2011 4:23:13 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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