Saturday, March 16, 2013

Obama delegation to Pope's installation

Patrick J. Puchanan, "Pope Francis -- Against the West?" (Taki's Magazine, March 15, 2013):
... One hears that President Obama will send to the official installation of the Holy Father to represent America our ranking Catholic officeholders, Vice President Joe Biden, along with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

One wonders what His Holiness will be thinking as he greets these ornaments of American Catholicism, both of whom regard Roe v. Wade, which has resulted in 53 million abortion deaths, as a milestone of progress for women’s rights and homosexual marriage as the civil rights cause of the 21st century.


Elizabeth said...

For what it's worth, there's a White House Petition opposing Biden and Pelosi representing the U.S. at the Holy Father's Inaugural Mass.

Chris said...

With apologies to Fr. Lombardi, if we already call him Pope Francis, and if he already exercises immediate plenipotentiary authority, how does Tuesday's Mass "inaugurate" his pontificate.

Americans, sadly, have not sent real Catholics to Rome in a really long time, except when the Vatican can veto the placement, such as with ambassadors.



Christopher said...

Q: How does Tuesday's Mass "inaugurate" his pontificate? -- symbolically. Jimmy Akin answers the question in detail.

Nancy Pelosi took communion at the mass. Dr. Ed Peter's commentary on the incident bears quoting in full.

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

"Pelosi needs to be formally warned against taking holy Communion for so long as she promotes, as consistent with our Catholic faith, a variety of gravely immoral policies."

Right ho, Peters!! Let's get our man Wuerl on the job straightaway!!

No offense to Dr Peters, whose pronouncement is bang on, but you must see the Gilbert and Sullivanesque possibilities here.

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Snippet from the lost Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, "Romance of the Vaticanos":

(Enter Nanci from congressional powder room)

It is useless! Ab Donald's attentions nauseate me. I know that he is a truly great and good man, for he told me so himself, but to me he seems tedious, fretful, and dictatorial.
Yet his must be a mind of no common order, or he would not dare to teach my dear friend Dolan to dance a hornpipe on the dining table.

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

When I was a lad I served a term

As altar boy to a bishop's firm.

I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor,

And I polished up the handle of the big front door.

He polished up the handle of the big front door!

I polished up that handle so carefully,

That now I rule the USCCB!

He polished up that handle so carefully,

That now he rules the USCCB!

Pertinacious Papist said...