Skip to comments.Pelosi and the Pope, No Wonder Catholicism is in Crisis
Posted on 10/11/2021 8:38:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
Two super liberal Catholics in very important positions met this weekend in Rome, Italy. On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Photos and videos showed the Pope warmly greeting Pelosi and her husband at his official residence. This encounter will be followed by the Pope meeting with another liberal Catholic, resident Joe Biden, in late October.
The Pope met with the Speaker and her husband in the immediate aftermath of a Fox News investigation that showed the couple had accumulated a net worth of $315 million by 2020, with a shocking increase of $200 million in the last two years. This is quite a payday for a woman earning a government salary.
Despite questions about her wealth, the Pope welcomed Pelosi because he shares her views on a range of issues. For example, both are strong advocates of governmental action to curb climate change. On Saturday, the Pope gave a speech urging a “change of direction” that “will require great wisdom, foresight and concern for the common good: in a word, the fundamental virtues of good politics.”
At least one Catholic leader in Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco, CA home is not happy with her support of abortion rights. The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore J. Cordileone, recently criticized her abortion stance. He noted that “In the last 50 years, in the United States alone, 66,000,000 babies have been murdered in their mothers’ wombs.” According to Cordileone, “If we look around us and see what is happening in our society today, we will see that this fact once again demonstrates that violence begets violence. The response to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence, but love.”
Instead of welcoming liberal Democrats like Pelosi to the Vatican and advocating a range of progressive political causes, the Pope should focus on the spiritual problems in the Catholic Church. Clearly, it is in crisis around the world and especially in the United States.
The devastating pedophilia disaster among priests will impact the Catholic Church for the foreseeable future. Along with the horrific abuse of minors and the damage those impacted will face for the rest of their lives, there have been huge financial losses as lawsuits have been settled. This is another factor in the continuing struggle that the Catholic Church has faced in recruiting more priests.
In the last fifty years, the number of priests in the United States has declined significantly. A Georgetown University study showed that the number of priests dropped almost 40%, from 60,000 to approximately 37,000.
As the number of priests decline, churches are closing nationwide. This is one factor in the huge reduction of practicing Catholics in America. In a recent Gallup survey, it was reported that among American Catholics, regular church attendance has dropped significantly. In 1955, about 75% of Catholics attended weekly mass. By 2017, that percentage dropped significantly to only 39% of American Catholics.
While the devout population is shrinking, the overall percentage of Catholics is declining nationwide. A Pew Research survey estimated that there are about 51 million Catholics in the United States. However, this is only 21% of the nation’s adult population, a significant decline in just the last few years.
All these statistics show a massive problem for the Catholic Church, which needs strong spiritual, not political, leadership. Unfortunately, for the past eight years, the Catholic Church has been led by a very liberal Pope who has chosen to highlight a very woke progressive agenda.
The latest papal directive is to demand vaccine mandates for all employees and visitors to the Vatican. This resulted in the resignation of several members of the Pope’s armed security forces, the Swiss Guard, who refused to take the vaccine.
While the Pope salutes Pelosi and advocates a progressive agenda, many conservative Catholics feel abandoned. As the Pope emphasizes social justice, the calls to protect the unborn have not received as much of an emphasis in recent years.
Conservative Catholics should not expect much of a change during the papacy of Pope Francis. He will continue to punish conservative leaders in the Catholic Church and welcome progressive icons like House Speaker Pelosi to the Vatican.
His papacy has been as divisive as the relatively new presidency of Joe Biden and the long tenure of Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. None of these Catholic leaders have succeeded in bringing people together. All of them have pursued progressive policies, which have not only failed to unite, but they have also failed to work.
One day historians will look at the photo of this agnostic pope holding the hand of this pro abortion, corrupt criminal politician and understand the essence of the decadence that destroyed Western civilization.
Pelosi probably asking him to move Cordileone, who is a staunch defender of the faith.
Agree - Ab Cordileone has been very strong on a variety of subjects. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Jesuit moves him.
Bad Public Relations for the Catholic Church.
“Two super liberal Catholics”
More like two radical Communists, who profess to be Catholics.
“Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites, you shut the Kingdom up against men, neither go in yourselves, nor suffer ye those that are entering go in”...............
Pelosi sent a message to Frankie- “Lay off abortion and socialist agenda otherwise we will come after you and your pedo priests “
RCINC is the oldest most profitable multinational corporation on the planet
Nancy and the Dope want a secular world period!!!
Here where I work it’s obvious: 2. Progressive Disciplinary Action: Failure to comply with Executive Order 224 will result in progressive disciplinary action leading up to and including employee dismissal. This includes employees who cannot meet the work requirements due to medical or RELIGIOUS reasons and employees whom management cannot accommodate.
Pelosi and the Pope 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️😩
Both will end up in hell fighting for the top job
Is Francis really a Catholic???
Actually they’re two political entities representing the Globalist Agenda for World Dominance in the near future. ....because they have revenue sources coveted by those who will lead it when it’s in full swing.
Were there any photos of the envelope changing hands?
Well written piece outlining the corruption.
I would have named the various catholic countries that have legalized abortion under the pagan pope Fubar including Argentina.
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