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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An audience with the Pope

Not us, mind you, but rather Granny Rictus will have that audience. I wonder is Pope Benedict will personally give her a catechism lesson on abortion seeing as how she obviously has no clue what the Church teaches about abortion:

On Monday at noon in Rome, the Vatican’s Press Office confirmed to CNA that Pope Benedict will be receiving U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in an audience at noon on Wednesday. Pelosi, a self-proclaimed "ardent Catholic" who has sparked significant criticism from fellow Catholics in the U.S. for her pro-abortion views, arrived in Italy on Sunday for an eight-day official visit.

After landing at the USAF base in Aviano, she and the American delegation met with the mayor Florence, Leonardo Domenici at the "Palazzo Vecchio" (The Old Palace.)

On Monday, Pelosi began a series of meetings with Italian political authorities at the Quirinale Palace, where she was received by the President of the Italian State, Giorgio Napolitano. She then moved to the nearby Italian Congress for a meeting with the President of the Government, Gianfranco Fini.

Later in the evening, a reception honoring the U.S. delegation will take place at the Library of Montecitorio Palace where Pelosi will deliver the address: "Strong Allies for a Secure Future." On Tuesday, the Speaker of the House will be received by the President of the Council of Ministers, Silvio Berlusconi, at Villa Madama. In the afternoon Pelosi will hold meetings with the Minister of Defense, Ignazio La Russa and the Minister of International Affairs, Franco Frattini.

Although numerous reports have been published either confirming or denying that Pope Benedict would receive Pelosi in an audience, the Holy See’s Press Office confirmed to CNA on Monday at noon Rome time, that the Holy Father will receive the U.S. representative on Wednesday at midday.The press office made clear that the Pope will meet with Pelosi in his capacity as a head of state since the Speaker of the House is the third in line to lead the U.S., should the president and vice president be unable to do so.

The idea of providing Pelosi with a photo-op has disturbed a significant number of U.S. Catholics and pro-life activists.

In August 2008, Pelosi attempted to offer a justification for why Catholics could support abortion and remain in good standing with the Church by giving a convoluted explanation based on misquotes of Sts. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas on "Meet the Press."

Only a fool like Pelosi could claim to be an "ardent" Catholic, and believe that the Church doesn't have a problem with her pro-abortion stances. The Catholic Church, going back to it's very beginning, has always been pro-life. we picked up the story when it made it's initial rounds and as devoted Catholics ourselves, we spanked Granny Rictus over this because her explanation didn't even pass the smell test. Since 70 AD the Church has been opposed to abortion and it's only her that appears to be incompetent on this issue. Or is it more? Is it the Left's attempt to "revise" Church doctrine to jive with their beliefs? It could be the latter, but that's an even greater display of hubris. After all, since when do secularists define Church ideology? (And yes, I do believe she's a secularist, and hardly the "ardent" Catholic she proclaims herself to be.)

I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the Papal palace when she meets with Benedict. I don't know what he'll do, but if I were Pope, I'd publicly excommunicate her. Don't get your feathers ruffled over that, folks, because Church doctrine is explicit. Holding pro-abortion views could prompt such an act, especially if one refuses to change their views to line up with the Church's, or if one refuses to admit guilt and repent.

Granted, that'll never happen to her. She's too high profile, and the Pope doesn't want to make a mountain out of a molehill. He can tell her what he believes about abortion, what the Church believes about abortion, and he could set her straight in the Vatican press. But the MSM won't cover that. Hell, they're not even really covering her visit to Rome, which ought to tell everyone in America how important this woman is. (Answer -- Not so much because her name isn't Obama.)

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