Skip to comments.[Confused Nancy] Pelosi Invokes 'St. Joseph the Worker' to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill
Posted on 03/19/2010 2:56:17 PM PDT by topher
Friday March 19, 2010
Pelosi Invokes 'St. Joseph the Worker' to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On the solemn Catholic feast of one of the most prestigious patron saints of unborn children, St. Joseph, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invoked the husband of Mary and the stepfather of Jesus to help pass the abortion-laden health care bill.
"Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker," Pelosi told reporters Friday on Capitol Hill. "It's a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and that's exactly what our health care bill will do."
However, Catholic commentators quickly pointed out that Pelosi's Catholic pitch was less than pitch-perfect: March 19 is actually the Catholic feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, and not the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which takes place on May 1.
AmericanPapist blogger Thomas Peters wrote that, "When I first heard about this I thought it was a joke. But Nancy Pelosi's callous way of twisting her faith to suit her politics is beyond parody."
As more pseudo-Catholic organizations voice support for the health care bill, the Obama administration has jumped at the chance to win a "Catholic" endorsement for the bill in the hope of persuading conservative Democrats in the House to vote the measure through. Taking up that line, Pelosi noted that she was pleased "that we've got a letter representing 60 leaders of religious sisters" pushing the bill.
"Every order that you can think of was there saying that they wanted us to pass this life-affirming legislation," she claimed.
Network, a pro-abortion social justice lobby of religious sisters, earlier this week joined the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in urging support for the bill as "the REAL pro-life stance." Since then, however, a coalition of traditional nuns have rushed to back the USCCB's condemnation of the anti-life bill, which all major pro-life organizations have deemed completely unacceptable on the life issues.
In addition, a quickly-growing number of bishops have individually issued statements warning their flock not to be "fooled" by the left-wing religious sisters' endorsement.
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The Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker is May 1.
Poor, confused, baby-killer Nancy Pelosi -- she claims to know her Catholic Faith. But she shows how confused and how poorly she conveys her faith. She has truly the DINGBAT approach to the Catholic Faith.
Not “confused”, she is trying to confuse YOU! She is evil.
Consider yourself pinged.
The Cafeteria must have printed the wrong Saint’s day on the menu when she stopped in to be a Cafeteria Catholic again. Has she been eating meat on Fridays recently?
No doubt she let the demons in though, and that's sinful.
That's so typical of these Mafia families ~ no common sense about evil.
I put this under Catholic, as she was talking about a Catholic Feast. I did not check the news category (or other searches...)
She will burn in hell for all eternity. I truly hope she has people checking sites like this for her so she can know of the sentiment and possibly begin to feel the flames licking at her feet.
The title should read ‘praying’ to Moloch. (It liked to kill children too.)
It seems insane, but are these people’s lives at stake here? I mean, they are desperate to pass this draconian bill, above all other issues facing the nation. It seems they are severely threatened.
Somehow, invoking St. Joseph to help on a bill that will kill the unborn just seems...
b. a waste of energy
e. shows a lack of proper catechesis
f. all of the above.
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St. Joseph as Head of the Holy Family (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
St. Joseph, Patron of a Peaceful Death [Catholic Caucus]
Octave: St. Joseph, A 'Mans Man', Calling Men to Jesus
St. Teresa de Avila's Devotion to St. Joseph (Catholic Caucus)
Catholic Men's National Day of Prayer, MARCH 15, 2008, The Solemnity of St. Joseph (Catholic Caucus)
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St. Joseph - Foster Father of Jesus
Nothing Will Be Denied Him (St. Joseph)
The Heart of a Father [St. Joseph]
Quemadmodum Deus - Decree Under Blessed Pius IX, Making St. Joseph Patron of the Church
Father & Child (An Evangelical Minister preaches on St. Joseph)
March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary - Intercessor of civil leaders
St. Joseph's Spirit of Silence
St. Joseph's Humility (By St. Francis de Sales)
St. Joseph [Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary], Solemnity, March 19
The Heart of St. Joseph
MORE THAN PATRON OF HOMES, IT'S TIME FOR ST. JOSEPH TO GAIN HIGHEST OF RECOGNITION [Fatherhood]
The Importance of Devotion to St. Joseph
St. Francis de Sales on St. Joseph (Some Excerpts for St. Joseph's Day 2004)
St. Joseph: REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS (Guardian Of The Redeemer)
(Saint) Joseph the Patriarch: A Reflection on the Solemnity of St. Joseph
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