Pelosi prays to St Joseph to pass this abortion-funding bill for its life affirmation, or something

posted at 12:55 pm on March 19, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

I’m reminded of the blessing from the opening of Fiddler on the Roof, where the rabbi is asked whether there is an appropriate prayer for the Tsar.  The rabbi responds, “May the Lord bless and keep the Tsar … far away from us!”  Nancy Pelosi invokes St. Joseph the Worker on his feast day to exhort him to help her pass a bill that will provide funding for abortions in short order (via Greg Hengler):

Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, particularly important to Italian-Americans. It’s a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and that’s exactly what our health-care bill will do. … Every order that you can think of was there [on a list of endorsements], saying they wanted us to pass this life-affirming legislation.

Probably the least shocking part of this is her misconception of saints and their role in prayer in the Catholic faith.  Just as an explanation for non-Catholics, we don’t pray “to” saints to have them benefit us, or the workers of America, or whatever else we happen to want.  Because we believe that no one in heaven is dead, we ask them to pray with us and for us (just as we would our friends on the more temporal realm) to ask for the Lord’s intercession, much as the rabbi did in the film.  It’s hard to expect any Catholic who supports abortion to get the subtle nuances of saints and prayer life, however.

As far as life affirmation goes, the Catholic bishops have already warned that the Senate version of the bill will eventually create mandates for federal funding of abortions.  That’s a feature for Pelosi, not a bug.  As Steven Ertelt reports this morning, the Catholic Medical Association agrees:

Another prominent Catholic organization has weighed in on the abortion-health care debate and it says any Catholics who support the pro-abortion health care bill are out of step with the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. …

“As the Democrat party accelerates efforts to enact comprehensive health-care legislation before the Easter recess, the Catholic Health Association, leaders of women’s religious orders, and academics at Catholic institutions have endorsed Senate bill H.R. 3590 and called for the House of Representatives to pass this bill as-is,” CMA told LifeNews.com in a statement late Thursday.

“In so doing, they have intentionally and publicly contradicted the policy position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,” the group added.

The Catholic Medical Association said it agreed with the conclusion of Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said these groups “have done a grave disservice to the American Catholic community by undermining the leadership of the nation’s Catholic bishops, sowing confusion among faithful Catholics, and misleading legislators through their support of the Senate bill.”

To the pro-life Catholic leader’s statement, CMA added: “Should this political ploy prove successful in persuading some legislators to vote for this flawed bill, these individuals and groups will have done a grave disservice to human dignity and to the common good of this nation.”

Ertelt yesterday reported on the letter Pelosi referenced:

A letter form a group of several dozen dissident Catholic nuns whose position in favor of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill is coming under further scrutiny. Now, the nation’s Catholic bishops say the media wrongly represented the letter as speaking for 59,000 nuns.

The letter, which has already come under fire from pro-life Catholic groups, has been responsible for shifting some pro-life Democrats to the undecided column on the bill or leaning towards voting for it.

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the director of media relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, emailed LifeNews.com with a rebuttal.

“A recent letter from Network, a social justice lobby of sisters, grossly overstated whom they represent in a letter to Congress that was also released to media,” she writes. “Network’s letter, about health care reform, was signed by a few dozen people, and despite what Network said, they do not come anywhere near representing 59,000 American sisters.”

“The letter had 55 signatories, some individuals, some groups of three to five persons. One endorser signed twice,” she noted. “There are 793 religious communities in the United States. The math is clear. Network is far off the mark.”

The one consistency in Pelosi’s approach on ObamaCare has been misrepresentation.  This is just Pelosi being consistent.

Update: Appparently, Pelosi has her feast days technically wrong.  Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, but the feast day for Joseph as St. Joseph the Worker (the same man, two different distinctions) is on May 1st.

Update II: The Anchoress is livid:

The Church scandalizes itself often; it is an imperfect institution where holiness and evil are activated against one another, and the battle is profound. Understanding that, one tends to the long view, and so when individual Catholics screw up and bring scandal, I am mindful of the fact that I too am a Catholic who -in my own way- can and do bring scandal to others. I understand that in my rage right now, I am probably “scandalizing” someone who thinks I should be “more tolerant of an opposing view” so I don’t particularly believe I am called to inventory the soul of another.

However, it is one thing for a Catholic to be publicly misguided, misinformed, socially maladjusted or even stupid. It’s quite another -and to my way of thinking, a genuinely evil thing- for Catholics to put on a cloak of moral authority by virtue of their church membership, and proceed to spin their deceitful webs while mindfully exploiting her greatest saints and teachings for the expressed (and unbelievably sleazy) promulgation of their legislative propaganda.

This goes beyond being a faulty human Catholic; it goes beyond being mistaken. It goes beyond “arguing in good faith.” What the Pelosi did today is a declaration that this woman is not averse to using methods of pure disorientation, to achieve her ends.

I am no authority. I cannot go so far as some in my email wish me to, and suggest that this is a woman who is actually manifesting diabolical disorientation in the world.

She has plenty more to say; be sure to read it all.


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It is Some of the Jesuits a (sect) of the Catholic Church who push Liberation Theology, that are pushing Social Justice. Think Jeremiah Wright and Father Pflager.

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM

You’ve been reading too many Brown novels.

A) Jeremiah Wright is not a Jesuit, much less a Catholic, and
B) Father Pflager is a dioscesan priest associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, and isn’t one either (although one of the Universities he attended, Loyola, is Jesuit).
C) The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) are not a “sect” — they are a mendicant order of priests and brothers, who have taken a vow of poverty and depend upon either the work of their own hands or of alms for their upkeep.

“liberation theology” is indeed a problem with some Jesuits — because of their work with the poor, some confuse the exhortations by Jesus that the rich voluntarily should share with the poor, with an erroneous message that the rich must be made to share with the poor.

The problem is not one afflicting even a substantial minority of Jesuits.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

tigerlily on March 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM

The same “woman” who is okey-dokey with murdering infants in the womb, does everything possible to add a ray of sunshine to the lives of convicted murderers.

Richard Allen Davis enjoys the most fan mail in the history of California prisons. He stole a 12 year old girl from her house, raped and murdered her.

And Nancy Pelosi and her scum Democrats regularly weep over and free people like this. They force us to pay billions in order to coddle convicts like Richard Allen Davis.

Meanwhile, she shovels more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, so that they can murder innocent children.

Again, hell isn’t enough for Nancy Pelosi, she deserves worse.

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Yep…she is preying all right…preying on all the workers of America.

doctor horton on March 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM

When I saw Pelosi kissing the Pope’s ring, I was appalled. No one can have a loving relationship with God our Father, who has no problem with gay rights, abortions, etc–which represents our congress right now. I pray for Obama and this woman needs prayer too. She is accountable for her actions and no one else. It is a sad thing to hear her bring in St. Joseph’s name as if she were a follower. So much is appalling to me right now and I will be glad when I see these people voted out of office but man alone is not dependable, not one.

Conservatives R Us on March 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM

She claims to be an ardent Catholic, right?

She knows as much about being a Catholic as she does about being American.

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Stephen Colbert interviewed one this week and he has written a book about it. A Jesuit – Pushing Liberation Theology in fact proud of the fact.

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

One thing for sure, I’ll bet St. Joseph is praying for Nancy.

margretto on March 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Jeremiah Wright Didn’t preach Liberation Theology?

Father Pflager isn’t a Catholic Priest? Father Pflager never preached in Jeremiah Wright’s Church?

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

According to the Jewish laws of his time, Saint Joseph could have divorced the Virgin Mary, or had her stoned to death, when he found out she was pregnant with a child that was not his, but he agreed to marry her anyway and raise her child.

What would Saint Joseph think of a law allowing a man to have his own child cut out of the womb of its mother, and make the rest of us pay for it?

Heaven to Pelosi: Saint Joseph isn’t listening to you!

Steve Z on March 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

From the horror of Nancy Pelosi’s Face…St. Joseph Deliver us!

SANTA on March 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Jesuit General: Liberation Theology “Courageous”

The author of that Article would be a Jesuit James Martin and he was on the Colbert Report discussing the topic.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/267673/march-18-2010/glenn-beck-attacks-social-justice—james-martin

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Even if the BOSS looked just like her and thought just like her, that doesn’t mean that she should feel comfortable talking to the BOSS.

Ok, so I have to be a bit less circumspect — Pelosi has manufactured her own god. Therefore, she is not in her god’s image, but her god is, as a result of manufacturing defects, in her image.

As far as belittling goes… without intentionally starting a flame war, I’d simply say, all Believers here should be taking their concerns, worries, and such directly to God. We should ask him for guidance, protection, and mercy. That’s not condescending. That’s the truth of the matter.

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM

What makes you think we don’t ask God directly? That said, as a community of believers, just like you are doing right here, I ask others, including the Saints, to do the same thing.

Do not presume to understand all the modes of Pelosi’s prayers, much less those of us who do ask saints for intercession. Her “prayer” to Joseph the Worker was obviously a well-telegraphed prayer to us. I’m praying for quite the opposite of what Pelosi is praying for — but for many of the same reasons.

She thinks her bill will benefit workers — and you and I think quite the opposite. If I thought the bill would generate jobs and make a positive difference in the health of our nation, I’d be all for it. But I’ve read the book, and the ending isn’t pretty.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Steve Z on March 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Wow.

+1000

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Proof by Single Example. The President would be proud.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Proof by Single Example. The President would be proud.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Where do you think Liberation Theology Came From -The Source?

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:09 PM

P.S. To our non-Catholic HA brethren: the term “pray to” is used not in any way to imply equality with God or to give Adoration which belongs only to God, but to ask the Saint to pray with and for us to God Almighty. .”pray” is used in the context as it it used in traditonal English legal parlance, i.e., “the plaintiff “prays” the court grant relief in this matter.”

Because the Saints are in the presence of the Trinity, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we join our prayers to theirs. As Scripture tells us, “they worship in their unending hymn of praise: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, God of Power and Might. Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory, Hosannah in the Highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosannah in the highest.”

tigerlily on March 19, 2010 at 3:11 PM

liberation theology
Roman Catholic movement that originated in the late 20th century in Latin America and seeks to express religious faith by helping the poor and working for political and social change. It began in 1968, when bishops attending the Latin American Bishops’ Conference in Medellín, Colom., affirmed the rights of the poor and asserted that industrialized nations were enriching themselves at the expense of the Third World. The movement’s central text, A Theology of Liberation (1971), was written by the Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez (b. 1928). Liberation theologians have sometimes been criticized as purveyors of Marxism, and the Vatican has sought to curb their influence by appointing more conservative prelates.

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Ed,

As an evangelical, when I pray with my fellow living saints here on earth we can communicate with each other, back and forth. If I ask my fellow saints to pray for me, they acknowledge with “I will pray for you.” They can hear me. I hear them. We seperate and pray for each other and “with” each other but the dialogue is over.

Besides the fact that scripture has already forbidden us to communicate with the dead (and yes their bodies are physically dead), what in scripture suggests that the deceseased saints can hear us when we communicate with them in prayer? Where does Christ or the apostles call on us to pray with the deceased saints?

Jehovah’s Witnesses do not pray to Jesus because they believe that he is not God. I show them that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all prayed to within scripture. This is distincly because all three persons of the trinity are God and share characteristics unique to the Godhead.

The deceased saints never are prayed to (or with) in scripture for a good reason. He is a jealous God, He has commanded us to pray to him alone. He commands us to pray with the saints on earth whom we can talk to. To communicate with those past on is a violation of what he has commanded us not to do because the ability to hear multiple prayers is something only an omniscient God can do. Can the saints hear multiple prayers at the same time?

Ponder scripture.

shick on March 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Here is a good article on Jesuits and Liberation Theology

Good Jesuit Bad Jesuit.

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM

She isn’t praying to St. Joseph, she’s praying for her job!!!! I’m surprised a lightning bolt didn’t put a crease in her botox!!!!!!

yoda on March 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

yoda on March 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

The far left base just isn’t that big they may keep her in the House but come next November their votes from her district, won’t be able to keep her in the Speaker’s Chair.

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM

This shows that Nancy reveres her religion about as much as she reveres the Constitution.

PICK AND CHOOSE AND THROW THOSE CONCEPTS YOU DON’T AGREE WITH AWAY.

After all the end justfies the means…

Kuffar on March 19, 2010 at 3:37 PM

“Ponder scripture.

shick on March 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM”

Like I posted earlier Rev 5:8 “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. ”

Now schick, where does this happen? Are they in heaven? Or are they here on earth?

Where does it say to pray to God alone? Can you please find that verse for me?

” Besides the fact that scripture has already forbidden us to communicate with the dead (and yes their bodies are physically dead),”
Gospel of John Chapter 14:19
“In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.”

Jesus himself says that you will LIVE. You are saying that those in heaven are dead? Jesus gives us life, not death.

I really am getting annoyed with the anti-Catholic slurs being hurled around here. As a Christian fellow Christians we are to love our neighbor, that would be a great place to start. Thank You!

margretto on March 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

shick on March 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

While a body is physically dead the soul is alive and well in the light of God. We are in communion with one another on earth but that does not perish with the body. We do not worship nor venerate the saints, that worship belongs to God, no other.
We ask them to pray for us as you ask your friends to pray for you. If we are causing evil by doing so then you in turn are also doing this.
As for refusing to communicate with the dead, what about when Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ on the mountain?
God condemns the CONJURING of spirits. Catholics are not practicing any form of witchcraft.

Ingenue on March 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM

margretto on March 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Hear hear!

Ingenue on March 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I think I will pray to St. Joseph that she’s voted out in November and we don’t have to be worry about her in the Flipper chair again.

yoda on March 19, 2010 at 3:57 PM

This POS is about as Catholic as Osama Bin Laden. And what about all the abortion funding in her Health Care Bill?

MaiDee on March 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Think what good Pelosi could do if she turned her energies from the dark side. May God have mercy on her soul because she’s gonna need it.

May God have mercy on us all.

tigerlily on March 19, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Think what good Pelosi could do if she turned her energies from the dark side.

Resigning would be a good start.

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM

I really am getting annoyed with the anti-Catholic slurs being hurled around here.

That’s how these things roll on the blogsphere, I don’t even notice it any more.

Same old tired comments from the same sorts of people. Boring.

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Nancy Pelosi invokes St. Joseph the Worker on his feast day

But, it’s NOT the feast of St. Joseph the Worker!! It’s the feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary! (Doh!)

It is most appropriate however to ask St. Joseph to intercede for us: he is the Patron Saint of the Unborn! Who better to intercede to end this monstrosity of a so-called healthcare bill.

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary and Patron of the Unborn, PRAY FOR US!

DeoGratias on March 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Money doesn’t really help her looks. She’ll be writing to the Pope on her death bed seeking absolution like Ted.

tessa on March 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I’ll say it. It’s been diabolical for a long time -deceit, murder of the innocent (that millstone bit) These people are without conscience, which causes, when violated, the shame and guilt necessary to convert from doing such evil.

We are either with Him or against Him (parse His words if you will) and this crowd cares only about their power and has clearly chosen sides.

As far as them appealing to their questionalble Catholicism for political evil, I remind everyone that Satan quoted scripture to Jesus. does anyone here see a resemblence?

Don L on March 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM

That phony probably believes that superstitious nonsense even less than I do and I don’t believe it at all. Only a complete hypocrite could profess to be a devout member of the Roman Catholic cult and then support abortion, gay marriage etc. But then she’s adored by her constituents.

Annar on March 19, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Besides the fact that scripture has already forbidden us to communicate with the dead (and yes their bodies are physically dead), what in scripture suggests that the deceseased saints can hear us when we communicate with them in prayer? Where does Christ or the apostles call on us to pray with the deceased saints?

Vivator gives a good explanation. In brief:Scripture\’s condemnation of speaks of communicating with the dead – as you put it – is based off of Deuteronomy 18:10-12. The way in which this is condemning is illustrated in 1 Samuel 28:8-19 where Saul consults a medium to know his future. This practice of soothsaying, divining, etc. has always been condemned by the Catholic Church. If there is to be no communication with the dead, why was Jesus speaking to Moses and Elijah in the passage of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:3)? Would He have left us this example if it was not just to communicate with the dead? Putting this back on topic, Pelosi\’s reprehensible act of \”prayer\” takes a very valid form of prayer and turns it into a cheap shot to confuse lukewarm Catholics. If she was sincere, she would not have asked St Joseph to pray for a bill that has funding for abortion…since he is the Patron Saint of the Unborn!

DeoGratias on March 19, 2010 at 5:35 PM

That phony probably believes that superstitious nonsense even less than I do and I don’t believe it at all. Only a complete hypocrite could profess to be a devout member of the Roman Catholic cult and then support abortion, gay marriage etc. But then she’s adored by her constituents.

Annar on March 19, 2010 at 5:28 PM

In her district she is probably appealing to a number of post-Vatican Catholics, who were raised Catholic but are more comfortable interpreting God’s message themselves than looking to Rome for direction.

It would be better for politicians to not imply God is on their side, but on any given issue both sides are likely to try that message.

dedalus on March 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

St. Joseph is the Patron of fathers, too.

DarthBrooks on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Is it necessary to attack the Catholic faith and those who are members? Most Catholics cringe and people like the Kennedy’s, Sebilius, Pelosi’s of the world.

Whether you like it or not, we aren’t debating Christianity and it’s many forms, but are instead trying to save our country from despots like Pelosi.

shomegirl on March 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

St. Joseph the Worker is invoked against communism, and is the patron of those who fight AGAINST COMMUNISM, Nancy.

Greek Fire on March 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Meanwhile, she shovels more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, so that they can murder innocent children.

Again, hell isn’t enough for Nancy Pelosi, she deserves worse.

NoDonkey on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Dang shame her parents didn’t have the same attitude before she was hatched 150 some odd years ago!

cableguy615 on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Think what good Pelosi could do if she turned her energies from the dark side. May God have mercy on her soul because she’s gonna need it.

May God have mercy on us all.

tigerlily on March 19, 2010 at 4:06 PM

While it’s true so long as she draws breath, there’s a chance for redemption. To whit Saul/Paul after the stoning of Stephen.

However, as Jesus said himself, for one that would harm the little children, better that a great millstone was hung around his her neck and thrown into the deepest waters. Her fruits will ensure millions more innocents are killed. There comes a time where intercessions for changing hearts turns to allowing Satan remove the heretic from amongst the Saints.

AH_C on March 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Praying to St Joseph?

St Joseph, i.e. Joseph, husband of Mary, took his family and fled into Egypt to prevent the slaughter of the baby Jesus

Pelosi is dedicated to fetus search and destroy, followed by Death panels for the (re: Honor thy Father and Mother) elderly

Pelosi is barking up the wrong tree. If it is success she seeks, I would suggest she instead pray to Satan, the Prince of this World, who is certainly more likely to give her results on the issue

And the devil took him (Jesus)up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours Luke 4

I am certain St Joseph is not going to help Pelosi on abortion and Death Panels, much less cutting 500 million from Medicare for the elderly to cook the books for the next election

entagor on March 19, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Sorry, I meant 500 billion form Medicare

entagor on March 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Cafeteria Catholic

Dr Evil on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Yes, that explains a lot. Thank you.

DeoGratias on March 19, 2010 at 7:29 PM

That pig may have chanted to Satan. She probabpy believes in one god, obama.

pitter43 on March 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) are not a “sect” — they are a mendicant order of priests and brothers, who have taken a vow of poverty and depend upon either the work of their own hands or of alms for their upkeep.

Work with their hands? Are you joking? The Jesuits do not work with their dainty white hands. They are too busy burying their heads in books in ivory towers at universities to be “working with their hands.”

“liberation theology” is indeed a problem with some Jesuits — because of their work with the poor, some confuse the exhortations by Jesus that the rich voluntarily should share with the poor, with an erroneous message that the rich must be made to share with the poor.

The problem is not one afflicting even a substantial minority of Jesuits.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Bullsh*t. Jesuits do not work with the poor. They work with academics. The reason why they are socialists morons is because, like Obama, they don’t live in the real world. They work in the rarified air of academia – far, far, from the world of the poor.

The Jesuit order, with a few exceptions, is as corrupt as the Carmelites were in the 16th century. Unfortunately, they have no Teresa of Avila or John of the Cross to bring reform, hence, “S.J.” = Society of Judas, not Society of Jesus.

Joke: A Franciscan (now they work with the poor) and a Jesuit were asked by someone if it was selfish to pray a novena for a new BMW.

The Franciscan asked, “What is a BMW?”

The Jesuit asked, “What is a novena?”

atheling on March 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM

The deceased saints never are prayed to (or with) in scripture for a good reason. He is a jealous God, He has commanded us to pray to him alone. He commands us to pray with the saints on earth whom we can talk to. To communicate with those past on is a violation of what he has commanded us not to do because the ability to hear multiple prayers is something only an omniscient God can do. Can the saints hear multiple prayers at the same time?

Ponder scripture.

shick on March 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

How about pondering Scripture that hasn’t been tampered with, ignoramus?

Both books of Maccabees were removed by Martin Luther, which contain references where the dead were prayed for by the living.

What was that said in Scripture about the punishment for removing books from it?

atheling on March 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM

atheling on March 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I hate agreeing with something like this but I know I can’t. Although I hold a deep love for St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier, many Jesuits have strayed off the path that was originally held for them.
The Jesuits are constantly at odds with the Pope and encourage students to question their faith. It’s so utterly depressing considering they were once supposed to be the soldiers of the church.

Ingenue on March 19, 2010 at 7:48 PM

That pig may have chanted to Satan. She probabpy believes in one god, obama.

pitter43 on March 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Just like 0bamessiah himself!

FALSANI:
Do you believe in sin?

OBAMA:
Yes.

FALSANI:
What is sin?

OBAMA:
Being out of alignment with my values.

0bamessiah interviewed about his spirituality

Bizarro No. 1 on March 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM

On St. Joseph’s Saints day she is praying for abortion funding???? It’s so distressing I can’t even read this stuff anymore. And Shick, you better get catechized in your Catholic teachings…. good grief. The world has gone mad….

chai on March 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM

St Nancy – Patron Saint of Cosmetic Surgery.

RobCon on March 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM

LOL RobCon… good one

shar61 on March 19, 2010 at 10:23 PM

In the name of the Obamessiah,
and of Michelle,
and of the Holy Bo,
Amen.

St Joseph,

Thanks for helping me drain the swamp of republicans, and
thanks for making me the Speaker of the House, and
thanks for helping me get that awesome jet, but
now I need another favor:
Please help me get Obamessiah Care done, so we can bring the evil USA to its knees and make it more like Greece, or maybe Zimbabwe,
forever and ever,
Amen

p.s. a big shout out to St Pete and OJ. Oh, he’s not dead yet? Never mind!

Sweet_Thang on March 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Been feeling pretty confused on a theological level. I feel like I should be supporting any effort to help the poor who are sick. But at the same time I know that our country can’t afford this now and that there will be corruption, bureaucratic inefficiencies, and unintended consequences.

I know that on a personal level I need to do more to help people in need. I talk and think about it but I don’t do much really. I should do more.

tartan on March 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Just read the whole book of Jeremiah.

ProudPalinFan on March 19, 2010 at 11:58 PM

As a graduate of a Jesuit College, let me say the vast majority are extremely liberal. There’s no way I would ever let my children ever attend a Jesuit College (or for that point most any Catholic college). This is strange since I send them to Catholic high school, but most Catholic colleges today are CINO, so it’e not worth the extra money.

bw222 on March 20, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Act of Reparation for Blasphemies

O Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer, Son of the living God, behold, we kneel before Thee and offer Thee our reparation; we would make amends for all the blasphemies uttered against Thy holy name, for all the injuries done to Thee in the Blessed Sacrament, for all the irreverence shown toward Thine immaculate Virgin Mother, for all the calumnies and slanders spoken against Thy spouse, the holy Catholic and Roman Church.

O Jesus, who has said: “If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you,” we pray and beseech Thee for all our brethren who are in danger of sin; shield them from every temptation to fall away from the true faith; save those who are even now standing on the brink of the abyss; to all of them give light and knowledge of the truth, courage and strength for the conflict with evil, perseverance in faith and active charity.

For this do we pray, most merciful Jesus, in Thy name, unto God the Father, with whom Thou livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost world without end. Amen.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us
St. Joseph, Her Most Chaste Spouse, Pray for Us
St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for Us
St. John the Baptist, Pray for Us
Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, Pray for Us
St. Thomas Becket, Pray for Us
St. Thomas More, Pray for Us
Blessed Mother Teresa, Pray for Us

panzerkardinal on March 20, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Pelosi is either in the final stages of syphilis or is the dumbest organism on the face of the earth. What’s next from this despicable person?

rplat on March 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Thank you for this post. I linked back. Join us in an hourly novena to stop this legislation. You might also throw in a good word for getting Pelosi out of that Speaker’s seat. What a travesty to have someone in that position who so boldly mocks the Catholic faith in the name of Catholicism.

gocatholic on March 20, 2010 at 9:57 AM

She should instead be paying homage to Chief Joseph, who famously said, “It does not require many words to speak the truth.”

Trochilus on March 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM

The moment it was disclosed that Speaker Pfulofit preyed for passage of this Pile of Crap that I went, Whoa, what happened to the demand for separation of Church and State?

This is selective legislation at its best.

MSGTAS on March 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on March 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Thanks a lot for the excellent Obama link. I am saving it and passing it on. Words have meaning. Thanks again

entagor on March 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM

As a graduate of a Jesuit College, let me say the vast majority are extremely liberal. There’s no way I would ever let my children ever attend a Jesuit College (or for that point most any Catholic college). This is strange since I send them to Catholic high school, but most Catholic colleges today are CINO, so it’e not worth the extra money.

bw222 on March 20, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Ditto. I went to a Jesuit university and the majority were liberals – hell, one of them even taught reincarnation.

unclsmrgl has his head in the sand.

atheling on March 20, 2010 at 3:57 PM

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