Some Catholic leaders are angered by Nancy Pelosi’s recent decision to lecture an Archbishop on a matter of the faith.
This time, Pelosi lashed out at San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for wanting to attend the March for Marriage event in DC.
The March for Marriage is an event that seeks to draw thousands of people who support traditional marriage. They will walk from the US Capitol building to the US Supreme Court building. Speakers such as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Salvatore Cordileone himself are on the list of people that attendants will hear from.
Nancy Pelosi attempts to walk the path of being someone with professed “love for the Catholic faith,” and also being a staunch feminist and Democratic leader.
Pelosi harshly lectured Archbishop Cordileone over his attending the event. She in fact called the March for Marriage event the Archbishop was attending “venom masquerading as virtue.” She also saw fit to include in her criticism her belief that some of the March for Marriage attendees show “disdain and hate toward LGBT persons.” She quoted Pope Francis, the current pope, to the Archbishop: “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”
Bill Donohue (President of the Catholic League), who called Pelosi a “rabid foe” of the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion, contraception, and marriage, stated:
When gays go naked in the streets of San Francisco, and mock Catholicism in patently obscene ways, Pelosi is never offended. What offends her is her archbishop’s public defense of the Church’s teachings on marriage. Nice to know what her moral compass looks like.
The Archbishop also responded with a letter aimed at his critics for attending the March, not Nancy Pelosi in particular. His first point was as follows:
The March for Marriage is not “anti-LGBT” (as some have described it); it is not anti-anyone or anti-anything. Rather, it is a pro-marriage March. The latter does not imply the former. Rather, it affirms the great good of bringing the two halves of humanity together so that a man and a woman may bond with each other and with any children who come from their union. This is precisely the vision promoted by Pope Francis, who recently said, “We must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family with a father and mother.” Rest assured that if the point of this event were to single out a group of individuals and target them for hatred, I most certainly would not be there.
Nancy Pelosi claims to be a lover of the Catholic Church and a lover of the Democratic Party. Are her recent comments an indication that she loves the Democratic Party more than the Catholic Church? Feel free to share what you think.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom