The “Dripping With Irony Award” goes to…

I read this and had to set my coffee cup down…

From CNS:

Pelosi: ‘I’m Like a Lioness’ When It Comes to Protecting Children

(CNSNews.com) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday described herself as a “lioness” when it comes to protecting children.

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“As you probably know by now, that when it comes to the children from my standpoint, I’m like a lioness,” she said. “Just don’t mess with the children, okay?”

Surreal… surreal and loathsome.

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33 Responses to The “Dripping With Irony Award” goes to…

  1. Sofia Guerra says:

    Yeah and this “lioness” eats her young…

  2. Juergensen says:

    She meant “lion”, which are know for dismembering the young.

  3. trad catholic mom says:

    She’s the poster child for cognitive dissonance.

  4. Alanmac says:

    This woman personifies what is wrong with American Catholicism today. A loyal Catholic who says the right things, knows when to bow her head and when to kneel. However, within her heart beats a deeper loyalty, a loyalty honed by years of exposure to a culture where self-worship is paramount, where the sacraments are material possessions and tradition is a musty, curious relic of things long gone and best forgotten.
    This is the new American Catholic who can do anything. An abortion is liberating and takes the yoke of oppression off you, so it must be okay. Adultery is fine cause it’s so much fun and people today are so good looking. The narcissism is limited only by the criminal code.
    Nancy Pelosi is as much a Roman Catholic as the Manson Family.

  5. incredulous says:

    That this know-nothing is so powerful and such an embarrassment to Catholicism proves this isn’t heaven. There is no justice or reason is any manner associated with Pelosi.

  6. gloriainexcelsis says:

    I’m beginning to think the woman is certifiable.

  7. NBW says:

    Perhaps she speaks of her children not ours.

  8. tcreek says:

    Pelosi on opposing a bill prohibiting late-term abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger – “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this…”

  9. LeslieL says:

    For someone who loves words – and uses them far too often *lol* – I am, at this very moment….speechless.

  10. lsclerkin says:

    1 Peter 5

    Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

    I think that these …people…are identifying themselves by their own words now.

  11. Kerry says:

    Lioness, or lyin’ S? (There is a silent ‘b’, before the ‘s’.)

  12. wanda says:

    Fr. Z. Thank you for keeping these things before our eyes. The more we keep spreading the word perhaps more people will be better informed when they go to the voting booth. There are so many low information voters that when they see ‘D’ by a candidates name – that’s the lever they pull. No matter what, come Hell (yes, Hell is real and people go there) or high water.

  13. Sword40 says:

    In the “old days” they used send folks like her to the Funny Farm. Too bad times have changed.

  14. DisturbedMary says:

    She’s not crazy. If I had the chance I’d ask her this: Do you believe in demons?

  15. Clinton says:

    I thought it’d be interesting to see just how this “lioness” walks her talk, so I looked
    into her history of charitable contributions. Keep in mind, she’s one of the top ten
    wealthiest people in Congress (and there’s no shortage of multimillionaires there).
    How wealthy? Depends on how you calculate it– for 2010, the Washington Post set
    her net worth at ~ $100 million. OpenSecrets.org’s figure for the same year is ~ $200
    million. Let’s just agree she’s done well for herself while she’s been in DC …

    She’s set up the Paul and Nancy Pelosi Charitable Foundation, a sensible thing to do for tax
    purposes. The foundation’s 2011 IRS 990 tax filing shows it disbursed $84,950 in grants
    to various charities and organizations in 2010 (down 35% from 2009, when it was $131,500).
    $85k is a good bit of largesse (even if it’s less than 1/1000th of the most conservative guess
    at her net worth for that year).
    So, how is this “lioness” using her wealth on behalf of children?

    The 2010 recipients of grants from her foundation, and the amounts received, were:

    1. Georgetown University …………………………………………….. $25,000
    2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ………………………… 20,000
    3. Trinity College ………………………………………………………….. 10,000
    4. St. Martin de Porres School ……………………………………….. 10,000
    5. San Francisco Convent and Stuart Hall ……………………….. 3,000
    6. UCSF Cardiology Foundation …………………………………….. 2,500
    7. SF Free Clinic …………………………………………………………….. 2,500
    8. San Francisco Ballet …………………………………………………… 2,000
    9. SF 42nd Street Moon Musicals ……………………………………… 2,000
    10. SF Enterprise High School …………………………………………… 1,500
    11. Larkin Street Youth Services …………………………………………… 1,000
    12. SF AIDS foundation AIDS Lifecycle ………………………………. 1,000
    13. SF American Conservatory Theatre ………………………………… 1,000
    14. SF Exploratorium ………………………………………………………… 1,000
    15. SF University ………………………………………………………………… 1,000
    16. SF Commonwealth Club ………………………………………………… 500
    17. SF Fine Arts Museum ………………………………………………………. 450
    18. Global Family Community …………………………………………….. 250
    19. Network for Food …………………………………………………………… 250

    Of the organizations that received grants, I see two that, from the descriptions on the 990
    form, service needy children: (#11) The Larkin Street Youth Services, which “services
    homeless and at-risk children” and received $1,000, and (#18) Global Family Community,
    which “aids abandoned and orphaned children” and received $250.

    To put things into perspective, (#9) The San Francisco 42nd Street Moon Musicals, which
    “celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of American musical theater” received more than
    Larkin Street and Global Family combined. It would appear that if Pelosi’s a “lioness”
    on behalf of the children, she’s a veritable pride of lionesses when it comes to taking
    care of American musical theater. Priorities…

  16. Lin says:

    Alanmac nailed it. Pray for our country and our Catholics in name only.

  17. benedetta says:

    Only the children who are permitted to live…who manage to survive her & NARAL’s laser like focus to exterminate half of the nation’s children to bring in profits for big abortion.

  18. Mike says:

    Mrs. Pelosi desperately needs our prayers. Evil though her words and actions be, there is always hope for conversion.

  19. Tantum Ergo says:

    WHY is this woman not formally excommunicated? Is there any doubt that her scandal leads hapless souls to predition?

  20. Bea says:

    “Lioness protecting children”, indeed!

    How about her an earlier statement (June 13, 2013): (speaking of protecting the “right” to late-term abortions) “This is sacred ground to me.”

    I guess it depends on the children’s age and location (the womb).

  21. Kerry says:

    On his radio show, Dennis Miller has a caller who thinks of Pelosi as a Bond Villain, and calls her ‘Pelosi Galore’. Heh.

  22. Bob B. says:

    Not that it seems to matter when it comes to ANY Catholic politician, who is her bishop again?

  23. Johnno says:

    She’s not crazy. She’s a smart gal who knows how to work the propaganda machine. The idiots are the people who continue letting her get away with it, imagining that they’re only a vote or two away from solving the problem.

  24. Del says:

    In defense of the bishops: The reason she has not been publicly excommunicated is that it would not matter. She would not change her behavior, and the antagonistic press would use the moment to promote anti-Catholic prejudice.

    She has been privately reprimanded by bishops and popes, and it has done no good for her behavior. For all we know, she may even have been “formally” excommunicated; i.e., informed that she should not receive Our Lord in the Eucharist.

  25. Tantum Ergo wrote,”WHY is this woman not formally excommunicated?” I’ve been asking that question for ages and not the only one.
    Del writes, “The reason she has not been publicly excommunicated is that it would not matter. She would not change her behavior, and the antagonistic press would use the moment to promote anti-Catholic prejudice.” We assume it wouldn’t matter;i’m not so sure.The antagonistic press is what does not matter. Sure they’d use it to promote anti Catholic prejudice. Nothing new.
    Where it does matter is that she may not be able to mislead so many Catholics. It would speak volumes to non Catholics.Let’s put it this way;she causes public scandal.I would think the redress would be public.It matters in a lot of ways even if it doesn’t matter to Pelosi.

  26. tcreek says:

    Would it be all that difficult for Pelosi’s bishop to publicly declare that – “Nancy Pelosi’s statements on abortion, contraception, homosexual marriage etc. are seriously in opposition to the teachings of the Catholic faith” ???

  27. tcreek says:

    I suspect that there are bishops who would vigorously oppose a statement from a notable Catholic figure who made a statement such as:

    “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, it is my sacred duty to proclaim that those who perform abortions, engage in homosexual activity or use artificial contraceptives are guilty of grave sins and their eternal salvation is in jeopardy.”

    Sort of what happened to Sister Jane Dominic Laurel a few months back.

  28. wmeyer says:

    Del, excommunication might not phase Pelosi, but it would certainly send a message to those she may otherwise mislead. Instead, she continues to call herself Catholic and devout, and those who still think that their unformed consciences trump doctrine will continue to think she walks on water.

    Shepherds have a responsibility to their flocks. I wonder whether they model Pelosi as the one lost sheep, rather than as a wolf among the flock? I’m thinking that she’s a wolf, and the first job is to protect the flock; later, work on bringing her to conversion, after she stops scandalizing the faithful and leading the untaught to hell.

  29. wmeyer says:

    I meant to add that there always seems to be some reason not to excommunicate, or not to invoke Canon 915. Always a matter of charity, and “we cannot know the mind of the person.”

    Is it not the greater act of love to present the strict teachings? Is excommunication not a charitable act, intended to make abundantly clear that the person is on the wrong path? Is it not also an act of charity toward those who may otherwise follow such a person down the road to perdition?

  30. ” Is excommunication not a charitable act, intended to make abundantly clear that the person is on the wrong path? Is it not also an act of charity toward those who may otherwise follow such a person down the road to perdition?” standing ovation.
    “Shepherds have a responsibility to their flocks. ” sigh. I’m sure you know what i’m thinking.

  31. wmeyer says:

    boxerpaws, I may be able to guess, but why hold back? ;)

    I have been thinking of writing an essay on why social justice cannot be achieved by governments or by bishops. It depends entirely on the laity, and on subsidiarity.

    But then, I think a fundamental answer to many of our current problems is to apply subsidiarity.

  32. SKAY says:

    Over 50% of Catholics still voted for this corrupt pro abortion anti Catholic President in the last election. She sees no reason to change particularly because of where her district is. She enjoys the coverage that she gets by the MSM when she mocks the true teachings of the Church in this way. She knows quite well what she is doing and that is the evil part of it all.

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