Skip to comments.The Pelosi Catholic
Posted on 07/11/2013 4:29:23 AM PDT by markomalley
I coined a phrase in yesterdays post: The Pelosi Catholicwhich prompted this excellent explanation from an Italian reader
Pelosi Catholics is not just correct, it is a terrific if unintended pun. In Italian, the adjective peloso, of which pelosi is the plural, means hairy, but it has also the connotations of dishonesty and self-serving pseudery conveyed by the English greasy. So: Pelosi Catholics are greasy [pseudo] Catholics.
Heres a further definition: The Pelosi Catholics arrogance is only equalled by his ignorance. A cultural cradle Catholic, the Pelosi Catholic mistakes their tribal ethnicity for the Catholic faith. When they say the Catholic faith is very important to me what they mean is I really like stromboli and when our family gets together we have a good time and grandpa talks about the old country and grandma always said the rosary and of course we have a picture of President Kennedy and the Sacred Heart in our house. Aunt Anna gave them to us.
Now more American than of the older ethnicity, the Pelosi Catholic has absorbed American culture and integrated it with Catholicism just as effectively as they once integrated their older ethnicity with the Catholic faith. Just as spaghetti and Verdi and vendettas once meant Catholic now its the Mall, middle America, the broker, the beach house, abortion, divorce and hamburgers.
The Pelosi Catholic really does believe that he can be a devout Catholic and disagree with my church about important issues.
The Pelosi Catholic should get on the bus
.except its crowded with those progressive sisters.
Obama is Catholic?
LOL. Ain't that the truth.
Very good. This needs to be spread around.
It depends on who you ask.
Why claim to be Catholic, Protestant or any other denomination or religion if you don’t believe its teachings?
” Why claim to be Catholic, Protestant or any other denomination or religion if you dont believe its teachings?”
A question that has plagued mankind for eons.
The Pelosi Catholic needs to be purged from the church...
You can’t be a demonrat and a good catholic....
You can bet this Italian will spread it around!
Italian is so wonderfully theological. Take disgraziata. It’s “disgraced”, but we’ve lost the original meaning in English: dis-graced, where all of God’s grace has completely vanished from her soul.
Never heard the term cultural Catholic? He treats the priestss remarks on abortion with the same regard as his mother when she says he ought not to drink so much.