Catholics around the nation were fearing that Nancy Pelosi would use her meeting with the Holy Father as a self-affirming photo-op.
Her office has already tried to spin it that way, saying that she congratulated the Holy Father for the Church's stand on the environment, and helping the poor, issues which the Democrats feel comfortable claiming as Catholic issues. Since no media were present, there won't be a photo forthcoming,and Pelosi's version will be pitted against the official Vatican response to their meeting. I have decided to believe the Vatican's official take on the meeting,
"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 enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation 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."
Why did we ever doubt the Holy Father's ablity to deal with politicians? Thank you, Holy Father. Now let's pray for Speaker Pelosi's heart to be open to the teaching she has received.
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