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Posted on 12/01/2011 12:48:03 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Pelosi Calls Catholic Bishops LobbyistsWith 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 Americas 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 dont 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 dont understand the proposal as you described it. So, I wont be able to answer it. But I do think that its 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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Pelosi = human scum
The very epitome of an out-of-touch, entitled, “let them eat cake” champaign socialist.
A “devout” Catholic? Get over the phony piety.
Pelosi claims she is a “devout Catholic” ahahahaha. She is disgusting. As a Catholic, she deeply offends me and my faith.
When abortion is called a “reproductive health option”, and the listeners don’t laugh out loud, you’re losing the argument.
I can call myself the Pope, but I'm not.
Pelosi can call herself a Catholic, but she's not.
She’s lucky they still let her take communion.
How does she stay in communion with the Roman Catholic Church? How does she keep being reelected?
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.
“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.
I guess this means she won’t be sharing any of her stock tips, then?
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.
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".
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.
She has “Some areas of disagreement.”
Translation: She likes killing people.
Pelosi is a devout heretic.
Like the Kennedy’s Nancy is a cafeteria Catholic.
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.
About half of Catholics vote Democratic it’s a shame, the Bishops and Priests don’t educate enough people on the faith.