I saw this clip by Nancy Pelosi on The O'Reilly Factor last night and couldn't believe what I was hearing...
According to CNSNews.com...
At a May 6 Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill, the speaker said: "They ask me all the time, 'What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?' And one time, 'What is your favorite word?' And I said, 'My favorite word? That is really easy. My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word."
"And that Word," Pelosi said, "is, 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 Word. Isn't it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.
"Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: 'The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.' And that's the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we're prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up."
During my 1st view of the clip I thought Nancy Pelosi sounded crazy.
After another pass-through I thought she looked like Nancy Pelosi but sounded like a theologian who was making a remarkable statement.
Christians know The Word is Jesus, per John 1:1 and 1:14:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God....
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
And Pelosi appeared to know that, too, quoting verse 14. How awesome it would be if the US Speaker of the House understood and put Biblical teaching on the proper role of government into "public policy," as Pelosi indicated was her goal.
But there are a gazillion examples showing that Pelosi does not have a clue, the most glaring being that Pelosi would have supported government funding to The Word's mother Mary, who was approximately 15 years old and unmarried when getting pregnant, to abort Him.
The part that stood out to me was "fill it in with anything you want."
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)Posted by: Laurie at June 2, 2010 11:28 AM
Pelosi declares that we are indeed a Christian nation after all? Does Pres. Obama know?Posted by: Janet at June 2, 2010 11:30 AM
Is he actually afraid to say "Jesus Christ" out loud? Not wanting to "offend" people? That's what struck me.Posted by: Lori Pieper at June 2, 2010 12:39 PM
Plain and simple. Pelosi is a hypocrite...says one thing and does another.Posted by: RSD at June 2, 2010 12:53 PM
I'm still waiting for her to get to Jesus' sermon regarding the right to partial-birth abortion.Posted by: Cranky Catholic at June 2, 2010 12:55 PM
Wrote this years ago....Posted by: ycw at June 2, 2010 12:56 PM
Pelosi certainly isn't the first Christian to overlay her Christianity with a set of a priori cultural norms, then trim off the parts of Christianity that don't fit to achieve a perfect harmony. I suspect that most of us are guilty of this to some extent or another.
But Jesus tells us that He will not break the bruised reed, or quench the smoldering wick. I watching Pelosi, I honestly believe that she thinks that she is a Catholic in good standing. She has not walked away from the Church as others have done, and thus merits our prayers for her conversion of heart where the life issues are concerned.
Perhaps November will see her relieved of the Speaker's Chair, and may well precipitate a return to private life. Without the pressure to toe the pro-abort line, perhaps she may discover in the quietude of private life the still, small whisper of the Holy Spirit.Posted by: Gerard Nadal at June 2, 2010 1:07 PM
I was waiting for lightning to strike her...
UGH she makes me sick.Posted by: Allison at June 2, 2010 2:50 PM
Thanks for the complete video. It makes a little more sense, but I do feel this woman is misguided.As christians we should pray for her soul as you hint at by your hope of redemption for her, but really how much of her corruption can our country tolerate? Like you, I pray for her and our country, both will be better off once she is out of office.
Thanks Jill for posting this. I saw this on O'Reilly last night and thought I was going to puck when she kept talked about "The Word". My God has she ever read what "The Word" says about life, "before I formed thee in the womb I knew thee" and marriage "God created them male and female" "Man shall not lie with mankind as with womankind,it is abomination", fornication and what happens to those who engage in sinful, unholy living. May God help this woman. I just kept saying "I cannot believe this". WOW!! I will pray for her and the President to have a encounter with Jesus Christ like Saul of Tarsus who became St. Paul.Posted by: Prolifer L at June 2, 2010 3:52 PM
Correction, please... it was Gerard Nadal in his comment, who hinted at a hope of redemption for Nancy Pelosi. Again, the christain thing to do.
Nancy Pelosi makes me sick. She's a hypocrite to the nth degree. She fights to have abortion accessible without limits, and yet manipulates Scripture to serve herself. Pro-aborts claim pro-lifers are a bunch of religious zealots. But Nancy Pelosi is claiming to be highly religious ...so it's okay to be religious, as long as you believe in the right to abort your child?
She claims to be for women and our rights and our liberties, but she's had her face pulled so tight she practically talks out both sides of her NOSE. Way to kowtow to the patriarchy---plastic surgery, religious nonsense, and "the right to choose."
I cannot respect someone who claims to believe in God and supports the gruesome act of abortion. I can understand if someone is NOT religious and is pro-abortion. But "religious" pro-aborts are the worst of the worst.Posted by: MaryLee at June 2, 2010 5:27 PM
First she wants taxpayer funded abortion. Then mandatory abortion coverage by private insurers. Next will be mandatory genetic screening to "avoid wasting taxpayer money on babies that will never grow up to be tax payers."
How many times have so-called "pro-choice" people post here that they lament only 90% of downs babies are aborted after screening. The call mothers who still give life to the baby "selfish."
I have a nephew with Down syndrome. He may never be a "taxpayer" but his life has value. He learned sign language at age two. He touches lives every day.
But people like Pelosi don't want these children to be born.
"He will come again"...
'...but not to anyone poor, black, or unwed, if I can help it!'
Bad Catholics make me very very uneasy.
They desperately need our prayers.Posted by: MaryRose at June 2, 2010 9:25 PM
God bless you for sharing your story. And God HAS blessed you with your nephew! Those who isolate themselves from mentally handicapped individuals are missing out on such a huge blessing in their lives!Posted by: MaryRose at June 2, 2010 9:36 PM
Well, what do we expect from someone who said St. Joseph was behind passage of the health care bill, the same bill that will result in even more babies being killed before they see the light of day.
Nancy is a genius, a theologian, a master politician, a leader, and more Catholic than the Pope--or so she thinks. In reality she is deluded and quite possibly ill. Take a break, Nancy!Posted by: Jerry at June 2, 2010 10:11 PM
"The Word," she says, "fill it in with anything you want but... of course we know what it means... the Word was made flesh."
Maybe she should start by "filling it in" with the real meaning of o logos, like "reason" and "logic." As she notes, "Word" sounds pretty; but I wonder if she would say the same about the others?Posted by: Andrew Haines at June 3, 2010 4:56 AM
Wow. I felt sort of creepy watching this. The Word...the Word...uh...the Word, yes, the Word... how many times did she say that? She was so awkward with it, she didn't know WHAT to say. Two things stick out in my mind..."fill it in with anything you want" and at the end, it cracked me up when she said the Word will come again, and we have to be ready in this life "or other lives"..... heeheehee... I want her to show me in the Bible where it says that we will live multiple lives. VERY SAD!! This is third in position for the Presidency and she is so fake and phony that all I can think of is PLEASE GET HER OUT OF THERE WITH OUR VOTES!!! If we can regain a Republican majority (and that is our only chance) then she is done. We have a new Speaker. Please? Pretty please? And, in 2012... please? Can we vote Barry out of there and begin the rebuild of our country?Posted by: Mary Kilbride at June 3, 2010 8:06 AM
And, in 2012... please? Can we vote Barry out of there and begin the rebuild of our country?
Posted by: Mary Kilbride at June 3, 2010 8:06 AM
How would this "rebuilding" occur? What would you suggest?Posted by: Hal at June 3, 2010 1:05 PM
Hey Jill and Mods Sean Hannity played this clip of Nancy "The Word" Pelosi. Excellent response by Father Morse (sp?) and the other panelist to her loose interpretation of scripture and her love affair with abortion. If you get a chance would love to see you post this for other prolifers to see.Posted by: Prolifer L at June 3, 2010 6:24 PM
Completely agree with all the comments here. As someone who is SOOOO very Catholic and God loving, she seemed to try to avoid saying the name of Jesus Christ at any cost! The Word, the Word, the Word... Could someone explain to her that it's not the Word that is of the essence, it's the flesh - Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer?
"So, we have to make sure we're prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up."
Oh, I would like to see how she explains herself in front of God and what excuses she'll come up with....Posted by: Vita at June 4, 2010 6:03 AM
surreal. She has already excommunicated herself by supporting abortion so she has no business speaking at a Catholic conference. Somebody give her a Catechism and tell her that unlike the health care bill, people can read it in order to find out what is in it.Posted by: truthseeker at June 4, 2010 9:19 AM
The "Catholic conference" that Pelosi spoke at was partly sponsored by the infamous "National Catholic Reporter" (also known as the "distorter") so they probably were not too concerned about how Pelosi's comments stood up to the Catechism (unfortunately). The other sponsor was Trinity Washington Universtiy.
Here's a link to info on the conference, including a list of speakers/presenters.
"Oh, I would like to see how she explains herself in front of God and what excuses she'll come up with...."
Posted by: Vita at June 4, 2010 6:03 AM
The CINO's (Catholic-in-name-only) excuse for not following Catholic teaching is usually "I'm following my own conscience", or "God gave me free will."
NCR (see post above) posted the following about their recent conference that features Pelosi. They see themselves as the new voice of the Church.
Sponsored by the National Catholic Reporter and Trinity Washington University, this first-of-its-kind Washington Briefing will bring you together with top policy makers and congressional leaders for two full days of unhampered discussion of issues whose outcome will shape American lives for years to come.
Join Catholic leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers as we engage in thoughtful discussion and articulate a vision of the Catholic community as advocate, leader and moral compass. We are leading the way. As an added bonus, enjoy springtime in Washington, D.C.
Why it’s important: No longer are American Catholics called to simply “pay, pray and obey.” Not only does a healthy church require the full, active participation of its members, informed Catholics are called to lead the way in building an inclusive, tolerant and just society. That makes information and networking at all levels vital if we are to provide clear voices and strong leadership on today’s pressing issues.Posted by: Janet at June 4, 2010 11:47 AM