I am deeply concerned about this woman’s soul – especially as a fellow Catholic.
St. (thanks, Paul!) Origen said:
God opens the lips of those who utter divine words, and I fear that it is the devil who opens the other people’s. (In Ex hom., 3,2)
Do we have to wonder who keeps opening Nancy Pelosi’s? The latest from Pelosi from from yesterday’s ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
What a poor representative of Catholics and women! Not only is contraception against Church teaching, but it is probably the most anti-woman invention since…ever! With the widespread acceptance and use of contraception has come the even wider-spread objectification of women. Divorcing the sexual act from procreation has turned it into nothing more than a recreational activity and a woman’s body into little more than an instrument of sexual gratification. Pill inventor Carl Djerassi may lament the “demographic catastrophe” his invention has caused in his home country, but the damages the pill (all contraceptives, really) has inflicted on society are many, far beyond just “demographics”, and the wounds run deep. Contraception does this country no favors, financially or otherwise.
The Catholic League responds to such an anti-life proposal.
I don’t quite know what to think of Nancy Pelosi anymore. What I am sure of, however, is that this woman is in desperate need of prayers – and fast!
What Planet is She On?
Augustine, Pelosi and Abortion
The Power to Cure?
It is “Categorically Impossible” to be Catholic and Pro-Abortion
Women Deserve Better
Contraception and a woman’s self-image
Are Condoms the World’s Cure-All?
It’s not surprise to be reminded of how much more charitable you are than I am.
Minor correction: Origen is not a saint.
Thanks for the correction! I don’t know why I stuck St. in there anyway.
Believe me, charity does not come easily here. I rely heavily on the Holy Spirit in this area and very often I am fighting against my own will.
Thanks for writing this. It has been on my mind lately that I need to pray for her. I am spending too much energy being angry at Pelosi and pray is a more positve way to deal with her