Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to the Vatican to meet the Pope, but the reception was not what she expected. Pope Benedict gave Pelosi an earful about her support of abortion. And Pelosi tried to spin the 15 minute meeting by employing the faith-based themes that Democrats successfully used to garner religious support in the recent US election. Whether it was arrogance or stupidity, Pelosi exposed herself and her party to the righteous light of the Catholic Church's Biblical stance that the killing of the pre-born is evil. Further underscoring the Pope's distaste for Pelosi's position, no photos or videos of the meeting were released to the public.
The Vatican released this statement:
"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoins all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."Pelosi responded:
"I had the opportunity to praise the Church's leadership in fighting poverty, hunger and global warming, as well as the Holy Father's dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel."The Pope set straight Pelosi's comments made on "Meet the Press" in August 2005 when she tried to justify her abortion stance by misrepresenting the Catholic Church's position on when life begins. She said,
"I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. . .We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose. . .This isn't about abortion on demand, it's about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and--to--that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god."The Pope should be commended for schooling Pelosi, and Americans should take to heart the Pope's words as a warning to a nation that kills over 4,000 pre-born babies a day. This is the result of Americans electing immoral and unethical politicians. Isaiah 59:6-8 says,
"Their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein shall not know peace."
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