Just think! Over with the Episcopalians, Nancy Pelosi could both vote for public funding of abortion and also be a bishop at the same time! She could even the “Presiding Bishop”!
From The Washington Times with my emphases and comments:
Nancy Pelosi has embraced her religious roots [which had hitherto been Catholic] and joined forces with Bishop Marc Andrus to — as she put it — “honor the dignity and work of immigrants” by taking bended knee and washing feet at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. [Forget about the Last Supper, and all that stuff.]
Mrs. Pelosi’s official Twitter account sent out the picture of the Democratic House Minority Leader washing the feet of two children, alongside the bishop. [And… I have to admit… she looks great in an Episcopalian church!]
And social media reaction was mixed, at best, with some accusing her of using the Easter season to stage a political prop. [Say it ain’t so!]
Her tweet: “Honored to be in the Mission to assist Bishop Andrus as he washes the feet of immigrant families.”
And tweeted responses: “@NancyPelosi u r such a phony multi millionaire,” said one.
Another: “@NancyPelosi is this another dem voter registration drive?”
And one more: “@NancyPelosi this has to be the photo op of all photo ops!”
SFGate reported the Democratic leader did take advantage of the occasion to peddle some pro-immigrant policy, speaking to the crowd assembled of the benefits of HR15, a measure criticized by Republicans as amnesty. [On the other hand, were a conservative to speak about something like this in church, she’d be accusing of politicizing the moment.]
Her office, however, claims it would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship,” SFGate reported.
Ms. Pelosi’s foot-washing ceremony coincided with a similar ceremony that Pope Francis just performed in Rome, in honor of Holy Week ahead of Easter. [No. What she did in the Episcopalian church didn’t coincide with anything that Catholics do. And that’s okay! I think she has found a niche.]
I am reminded of the need for Romanorum coetibus.
If I were Jefferts Schori, I’d start watching my 6 from now on.
Fr. Longenecker has mordent comments about this. HERE