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Nancy Pelosi Lectures Her Archbishop: Donít March For Marriage!
Catholic Vote ^ | June 16, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS

Posted on 06/16/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT by NYer

Just who the hell does Nancy Pelosi think she is?

For decades she has said to her catholic critics that they should mind their own damn business.

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Now she’s telling her archbishop that their “shared love for [their] Catholic faith” dictates that he can’t march in support of real marriage this Thursday:

“Pelosi, who is one of the country’s most powerful Catholic politicians, made a passionate appeal to the archbishop in a letter [link below] obtained by The Chronicle not to participate in the National Organization for Marriage’s June 19 march on the Supreme Court in Washington.

[...] The San Francisco Democratic leader is the most influential in a parade of public figures who have come forward to protest the San Francisco archbishop’s participation in an event that is also backed by the Family Research Council. Critics have called the organizers “hate groups” that are targeting gays and lesbians.

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with a host of Bay Area religious leaders, sent a joint letter to Cordileone protesting his plans to attend the march.

Some 20,000 people have signed an online petition by Faithful America demanding that the archbishop cancel his appearance.” [San Fransisco Chronicle]

I can think of about a thousand things that Nancy Pelosi and Archbishop Cordileone should have a chat about. Her lecturing her archbishop on the church’s teaching ain’t one of them.

The gall of this woman is unbelievable. And what she and dozens of politicians are doing by publicly demanding that the archbishop withdraw from the event should anger us. Because if the church is our family, we need to respond when our family is under attack.

Let’s understand the circumstances surrounding this milestone, because it is a milestone for dozens of politicians to tell an american archbishop that he is so wrong about his own faith that he is morally at fault when he acts in the public square in accordance with his conscience.

After all, dissenting Catholic politicians used to claim the right to quietly dissent from the church’s teaching on marriage. Now they refuse to acknowledge the right of Catholic bishops to quietly support the church’s teaching on marriage! That’s quite an “evolution”.

It’s also quintessentially hypocritical. The very same politicians who have hidden behind their “right” to dissent are now perfectly willing to force their view on the archbishop now that they feel their position is in the ascendancy.

The normal means of correcting a politician who distorts church teaching should be employed. The last time Pelosi horribly twisted the church’s teaching on an important issue (abortion) dozens of bishops publicly corrected her. I hope dozens of bishops publicly correct her again and I hope they stand by their brother bishop (and thereby, stand up for church teaching). Doing so would help repair some of the damage.

But seriously, do any of us truly believe that one more public rebuke will matter one iota or alter one scintilla of Pelosi’s views?

Pelosi can still do damage and cause scandal because she can still claim to be Catholic. To the average bystander, and to lots of Catholics, Pelosi is as Catholic as you or me. She goes to Mass. She receives Communion. She refers to herself as Catholic and talks about her faith in the public square. Sure, some bishops don’t always have nice things to say about her, but they never do anything about it. Pelosi herself seems to believe that she is still safely within the fold.

If words can’t reach Pelosi, maybe excommunication would.

Such a dramatic act would not only serve as the necessary wake-up call to Pelosi, it would also help protect the rest of us.

If politicians think they can lecture an archbishop about what he should and shouldn’t do, you can bet they also believe they can use the power of their office to dictate what you can and can’t do. There is no neutral ground in the marriage fight. That is, there is no neutral ground and no compromise until we stand up for our beliefs as strongly as the Nancy Pelosi’s of this world are fighting for their view. They are not going to stop with forcing you to bake their cakes. They’re going to make you eat it, too.

What can we do? Plenty.

1) We can support the March for Marriage, where Archbishop Cordileone will be speaking, by attending it in person if we are nearby or attending virtually. Help get the word out about the march!

2) We can support marriage and Archbishop Cordileone this Thursday on social media, and by prayer all week! Be loud!

3) Most important of all, we can all commit to doing something, no matter how small! Write a letter to the archbishop in support. Make a small donation to the archdiocese of San Francisco. The possibilities are endless!

This is my response. What will yours be?

UPDATE: Here is a copy of one of the letters sent to Archbishop Cordileone — this one signed by California politicians, gay groups and liberal religious leaders (including the executive director of New Ways Ministry and the executive director of Dignity USA). I’m still looking for the letter that Pelosi sent — if you have access to a copy please share it!


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: california; catholicpoliticians; homosexualagenda; marriage; nancypelosi; pelosi; romancatholicism
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 2:35:21 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Action ping!


2 posted on 06/16/2014 2:35:42 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Nancy is a lot closer to her maker than Archbishop Cordileone ,she better shape up


3 posted on 06/16/2014 2:37:32 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: NYer

pelosi is a walking rectal prolapse.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 2:38:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NYer

If the Roman Catholic Church takes itself seriously ... if it wishes to be taken seriously by others ... It will begin vigorously censuring Nasty Pelousy and her type ... indeed, it should have done so long ago.

I understand that each bishop has his own territory, and isn’t supposed to tread on toes ... but each of these foul politicians has a bishop, somewhere, so toes need not be trodden. And Pelousy has called Bishop Cordeleone out by name. He must respond, and vigorously. This sort of crap is what the First Amendment is all about: Protecting the Church from the State.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:36 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NYer

Party politics ALWAYS trumps her ‘catholicism’.....


6 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:53 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer

Has she been excommunicated yet?


7 posted on 06/16/2014 2:41:58 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I believe thids particular piece of excrement is better defined as a “fag hag” in the vernacular


8 posted on 06/16/2014 2:42:32 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: NYer

Separation of church and fate for ilk like Nanners.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 2:44:00 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: kaehurowing; NYer

If the good Cardinal is not careful, CINO Popess Nancy the First will excommunicate him.


10 posted on 06/16/2014 2:47:26 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

“Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”


11 posted on 06/16/2014 2:48:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: NYer

Another thing is the Catholics can stop voting for the “Catholic in name only” democrat politicians that they seem to vote for without even thinking whether or not they are voting their beliefs or for someone who want’s to destroy the church they belong to.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

I guess we haven’t lived until we hear some cleric telling a parishioner to go to Hell.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 2:51:47 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: molson209

Do you really mean that? Are you talking about sin? No way is she closer to God that Archbishop Cordileone!!

But if you are talking about age...well...she needs prayers — that’s all I can say right now.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kaehurowing
This may be the straw that does that.

Archbishop Cordileone *Heart of a Lion* is the man!

 


15 posted on 06/16/2014 2:54:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

queen to bishop 2
bishop not to pawn 2


16 posted on 06/16/2014 2:57:05 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: NYer

Nancy Pelosi —> Satan’s helper.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 2:57:26 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NYer

Demented leftoids don’t recognize the rights of other people to have other points of view.

Nancy should retire. I’m sure there’s a rest home somewhere that would accommodate her.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 2:57:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: tflabo

Her depraved mind always trumps her “Catholicism”.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Secret Agent Man
pelosi is a walking rectal prolapse.

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I had to look that one up.

From the Internet:
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the lower end of the colon, located just above the anus) becomes stretched out and protrudes out of the anus. Weakness of the anal sphincter muscle is often associated with rectal prolapse at this stage, resulting in leakage of stool or mucus. While the condition occurs in both sexes, it is much more common in women than men.

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You nailed it.
Gross, but appropriate for her.

20 posted on 06/16/2014 3:01:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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