Skip to comments.Why Pelosi Catholics Love Pope Francis (What is a Pelosi Catholic Anyway?)
Posted on 07/11/2013 3:18:39 PM PDT by NYer
Fr. Dwight Longenecker created this article about why liberals love Pope Francis (or hope to love him.) He coined a phrase the “Pelosi Catholic” which “Magesterial Catholics” liked so much he decided to fully define it. Here are both of Father Longenecker’s articles.
Why are progressive Catholics and the secular press so in love with Pope Francis? Not because they love the Catholic faith, but because they see Francis as a vehicle for their own agenda. The Crescat has a couple of interesting posts about how the press is handling Pope Francis here and here. She says what I feelthat we dont have a problem with Pope Francis and his simple style. What we dislike is the implication by the press that he is the opposite of Benedict. A typical example is a little phrase in an article in the Daily Telegraph today about Francis using a 20 year old Fiat Popemobile rather than the bulletproof Mercedes that Benedict used. The Fiat is contrasted to the other popemobile which had a white leather seat with gold trim. Never mind that the Mercedes company designed, made and gave the safe and efficient and modern popemobile (which cost $450,000.00) to the pope.
Why this love affair with the new Pope from those who have for years hated the Catholic church and branded Pope Benedict as some sort of secret Nazi? If you want to see what all the schmoozy love talk for Francis is about check out this article in the HuffPo by John Sweeney. In it he showcases Matthew Foxs book which gives advice to Pope Francis. You want the Todd Unctuous version of the new Pope? Here it is then in a nutshell:
Because he is poor and comes from a poor country and loves the poor Pope Francis is a secret liberation theologian. Yay! a Marxist Pope! He hasnt said it yet, but hes going to go back to Vatican 2 which the last two popes did everything they could to dismantle. Hes going to listen to the people and not be the Pope. We know this because he calls himself the Bishop of Rome and not Pope. He is going to reverse that rule against contraception and allow pre marital sex. Hes going to allow women priests and married priests and when he gets the chance hell probably allow same sex marriage too!
What really gets me going is the fact that suddenly I hear of lapsed Catholics who love the new pope and non Catholics who think the new pope is marvelous. While I rejoice in this obviously successful PR, Ill believe it when I see them starting to attend Mass and practice their Catholic faith.
Im with the Crescat. Im all for the Pope, but I am increasingly nauseated by the hypocritical devout Catholics and secularists who care nothing for the reality of the Catholic faith, but are captivated by the Popes simple style. What I would like to ask these Pelosi Catholics is if their new found fondness for the Bishop of Rome means they are suddenly converted to being pro-life and pro-marriage and in all things.
Soon enough the progressives will have their knives out for Pope Francis, but before they go against him, they will use him for their own agenda as much as possible. Heres how theyll do it: They will showcase everything he does which seems to fit their Marxist, Freudian worldview. They will ignore everything else. They will cherry pick. A new encyclical? Fugeddaboudit. Wearing brown shoes with holes in? Make a headline! A sermon in favor of marriage and family? Dont mention it. A condemnation of a right wing dictator? Put him on the cover! You see how it goes.
It will happen soon enough. Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.
I imagine Pope Francis would have a few things to say about Pelosi and her dark chocolate covered strawberry birthday air force flight diva tantrums.
Pelosi Catholic = promiscuous virgin?
Well... there IS a third possibility. That Francis will prove to be a true gospel man. In which case, look out Catholic world.
Maybe they love him because he and his minions give them a pass on being adherent Catholics???
If the Liberals are correct in their assessment, then expect Catholic populations to continue to decline.
They don't exist. You might as well say Satanic Catholics.
I have it somewhere, but I’m on my phone. It means “hairy,” in Italian, and it’s some sort of insult.
Pope Francis is pro-life and pro-family....
These two goes against the twin pillars of the “Pelosi Catholics house of worship’: reproductive rights and Homosexual Marriage.
I don't believe it for a minute.
A Pelosi Catholic =someone going straight to hell. And Nancy will be right there with them as their tour guide.
Your image didn’t come through on my phone, but markomally posted it this morning called, “The Pelosi Catholic.”
CINOs — that’s all.
Pelosi Catholic = Jack Moman
Moman = Mormon
Careful - I pointed this out on a thread and got my head ripped off as a heretical, Pope-hating, Catholic-hating, screed-filled liberal-leftist-marxist undermining anti-conservative unAmerican shill.
All by "Catholics" who were worried about the safety of my eternal soul, of course.
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