Nancy Pelosi has a long career in politics. There are many accomplishments she can add to her name.
Being a bible scholar….not so much.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said on Thursday that the 43 Catholic institutions…that are suing the Obama administration over its regulation mandating that all health-care plans must cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients are not speaking for the Catholic Church.
Huh? I thought that the Catholic Church was pro-life? I thought that the whole point behind the lawsuits was that the Obama administration is violating their religious freedoms by making them pay for something that clearly violates their conscious. Hmm….
“Well, I don’t think that’s the entire Catholic Church,” Pelosi responded. “Those people have a right to sue, but I don’t think they’re speaking ex cathedra for the Catholic Church.
What is ex-cathedra?
“Ex cathedra” refers to the infallible authority that Catholics believe the pope exerts when he makes a formal and solemn declaration on matters of faith and morals.
Ahh…so it doesn't mean like ex-catholic. It means with authority. The authority of the pope. You know the pope. That guy with the hat that that said this:
“One sees in Latin America, and also elsewhere, among many Catholics a certain schizophrenia between individual and public morality,” Benedict said.
“Personally, in the individual sphere, they’re Catholics, believers. But in public life they follow other paths that don’t correspond to the great values of the Gospel which are necessary for the foundation of a just society. It’s essential to educate people in order to overcome this schizophrenia, educating not only about individual morality but also public morality.”
Score two points for the pope.
That is what we are seeing here. They say that their private morals are different than their public obligation. Like here where Mrs. Pelosi offers an explanation:
“You know what, I do my religion on Sunday in church, and I try to go other days of the week. I don’t do it at this press conference,” she said.
Snippy aren't we? So where does all of this stem from? Father John Hollowell of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and no stranger to the pro life battle, offered up his insight:
As far as what Catholics believe, I find there is a great deal of confusion and a lack of education on these topics. When true Church teaching is explained to most Catholics, they certainly understand and by in, but a high percentage of Catholics know little of their faith, and so they are easily lead astray by those such as Speaker Pelosi and others who seek to draw them away from the Church Christ founded.
It's hard to deny what the bible says about sin and morality, and anyone who twists scripture to fit their own beliefs is obviously living a lie. A very costly one.