Skip to comments.Pray for Nancy Pelosi
Posted on 06/01/2010 11:25:50 AM PDT by markomalley
Just pray for her.
Let us refresh our memories for a moment about what occurs during such an abortion:
A vacuum or D&C abortion shreds human life within the deepest part of a womans body. That is awful enough to contemplate (and even Buddhists and Taoists will tell you, from a different perspective than the Christians, that the event leaves a lasting mark upon the woman in many ways) but partial-birth abortion plays with the notion of human life and death the way a lawyer parses language in order to live between the lines. The child living within the womb would very likely be viable if allowed to be delivered normally and to take that first breathbecoming known to us, as the babe is already known to the Creatorand so, as a lawyer contorts words and meanings, the abortion-provider twists the flesh that incarnates that known-to-God-spirit. He manipulates that flesh most unnaturally before completely dishonoring both created creature and Source by savage means.
Nancy Pelosi, who has made something of a habit of calling upon the saints and the bishops of her faith to assist her in moving her legislation, receives a 100% approval rating from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She heads a party and an ideology that routinely freaks out with paranoid cries of theocracy! Theocracy! whenever a conservative dares to invoke God, or discuss matters of faith, and yet she feels perfectly justified in using religious language when it suits her, or for the promulgation of her own propaganda. And neither the press nor her political tribe calls her out on it; they do not even appear to notice the incongruity of a woman speaking with eyes aglow about the Incarnation, and the Word Made Flesh, while offering unswerving support to the shredding of the tenderest and most innocent flesh.
No one asks her about it, not even those Catholic reporters and Catholic Democrats who (presumably) understand just how profoundly and regularly Catholics ponder this greatest and most humbling of mysteries: that the Creator would condescend to enflesh via his own creation, be subject to it, in order to serve and save it. We are wholly in wonder at this. This particular moment of Incarnation is one we strive to keep before our eyes daily; we ponder it in the Angelus which some of us pray at least once a day; we recall it within the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and remember Johns Gospel at the end of Mass, after we have partaken of that very flesh, for the life of the world. the Word was made flesh, and set his tent with us; we have seen his glory . . . of his fullness, we all have a share, love following upon love
These are serious words, invoking a serious idea and deep mystification; they are not words to be hauled out and thrown into a muddle of politics, for base expediency.
Mrs. Pelosi may seem confused to some; perhaps she is. I prefer to believe that her seeming inability to stop herself from conflating her religion and her politics is evidence that the Holy Spirit is working upon herthat perhaps her photo-op free meeting with Pope Benedict, and with her bishop (or her public communion-taking) have flicked her conscience in such a way that we are now watching a woman try to reconcile her faith and her politics in a very public manner.
One can certainly serve the World by first being faithful to the Word; the great saints have proven this time and again. But can one serve the Word by employing the wisdom and sensibilities of the Worldly, without falling into and inconsistency (and spiritual chaos) that may cast one into mortal error?
I mean to pray for Mrs. Pelosi. I have no doubt that her identification as a Catholic is a sincere one, and I know firsthand how difficult it can be to form a conscience in the midst of sometimes pernicious influences. If she is being schooled and ravished by the Holy Spirit while also being pulled by all of her worldly attachments, then something will have to give, in Gods own time.
Meanwhile, Jay Nordlinger notes quite correctly:
Yes. One need not have any imagination at all to realize that if a Sarah Palin or a George W. Bush, or a Chris Christie had said, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word, the outcry would be swift, vast and paranoid. And if any of them had dared to tell the bishops I want you to speak about it from the pulpit, as Pelosi has done, we would be hearing a debate about tax-exemptions and the churches.
Writes Ed Morrissey:
Because everyone knows, only Democrats can be trusted to discuss politics from the pulpit.
> she seeks to make policy in conformance with the values
> of the Word made flesh.
Yes, I’m sure Jesus would approve of prenatal infanticide as well as taking money and property by threat of force to give to others.
She must be confusing Anton Le Vey’s Satanic Bible with God’s Bible.
Dear Lord, it is very obvious that Nancy Pelosi is way over her head serving as Senate Majority Leader. She’s stressed out and cracking up. Please Lord, remove her from office so that she can have some peace.
They have, she's been reminded by her bishop about the "ipso facto", ('latae sententiae') excommunication that takes place when a Catholic politician fosters legalized abortion, or a Catholic procures an abortion.
("A person who procures a successful abortion incurs an automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication." [Code of Canon Law 1398].
"Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae," [CIC, can. 1398] "by the very commission of the offense," [CIC, can. 1314] and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. [Cf. CIC, cann. 1323-1324] The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society." (C.C.C. # 2272) NOTE: "Formal cooperation includes the doctor, nurses, clinic, and politicians who have made abortions possible.
Is she still being communed in her home parish and elsewhere?
Theory means nothing. Theory is like the fenceless border with Mexico.
Rules that can be defied without consequence are worse than no rules at all.
But that still doesn't make it easy.Mark, it actually IS easy. In fact, nothing could be easier, especially for a Catholic! Christ is not a wimp; He is a hero, and has already attested to the fact that the faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain (Matt 17:20). Nancy Pelosi seems a perpetual cheerleader, wanting to "lead" the nation with hurrahs; can you not (as a Catholic) also "hear" her cries for help? A prayer for Nancy Pelosi, is a prayer for the United States. A prayer for Nancy Pelosi, constitutes *real* belief in Christ.
Oh, I know. But it sure is a lot more satisfying to authentically pray Ps 109 for her than Rom 12. Just the flesh talking, that's all.
I’ll add something else... when Bush said he sought guidance and that God spoke to him, the Lefties and Libs went nutso. I think she’s hearing the Word alright and it’s not God’s words at all. Satan can recite scripture perfectly.
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Well I am working with the Ohio Project to get signatures on a petition so we can fight the health care bill. I don’t know what will come of it but I am involved.
Praying for your enemies is one of the hardest things to do. My priest suggested that I put someone’s name (she had scandalized me by telling lies) on the back of a holy picture. Then every time I walked past it — I could say a prayer. Subconciously it got so that the prayer was for that person even though I was touching the picture of Christ or the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Not easy — but doable. I no longer have ill feelings for that person and can be congenial to her.
From an Obama bumper sticker on a car:
"Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8"
"Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership."
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Oh, I know. But it sure is a lot more satisfying to authentically pray Ps 109 for her than Rom 12. Just the flesh talking, that's all.Not being satisfied is a positive; it can be worked into the prayer session well (as sacrifice) ...