Speaker Pelosi scolded by the Pope

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
February 19, 2009 1:22am CST
Speaker Pelosi was rebuffed by Pope Benedict when she met with him. It seems that there were two different conferences one that Speaker Pelosi attended where they talked about many thing the Church's role in fighting Hunger, Poverty and Global Warming. Then there was the meeting that the Pope was at where Pope Benedict said all Catholics — especially legislators, jurists and political leaders — should work to create "a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development,". Speaker Pelois was further rebuffed by not having a photo op with the Pope as most world leaders and influential people would have.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
This is particularily amusing to me. When I was in the military we had a saying we applied to extremely annoying people. We'd say, "He could even pissss off the pope!". The idea being the pope is such an understanding compassionate person that only a real super jerk could pisss him off. Now, Speaker Pelosi has went and done it. So, we know what she is!
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I think anyone who is Pro-Chioce would pissss off the Pope...those who are in a position to affect legislation and laws probably pissss him off more but that doesn't necessarily mean that any of them are jerks. I think the Church needs to stay out of politics.
• United States
19 Feb 09
The abortion issue is much more than politics
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
19 Feb 09
The Pope also was upset with her telling the people what the church teachings really mean. She has several strikes against her and he put her in her place. If she is not totally embarrassed then she has no feelings at all or no clue about the real world.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I'm really torn as to how to respond to this. Yes, the Pope isn't happy with those who support a woman's right to choose...and he tries to apply pressure to force the legislators of another country to bend to his will. I guess my problem is that our elected officials serve the people of this country, not the Pope, not any other religious leader. I would think that reasonable Americans would recognize that.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I could understand your point if she were voting according to what her constituents wanted, but she is out there advocating for abortion and as a world leader to tell people that the church is wrong in its teachings. She made headlines months ago by saying that the church really did not oppose abortion until just recently. This is what I think the Pope was more upset with and the fact that Catholics lawmakers are out there supporting abortion as a viable option.