By Judie Brown
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been a beacon of truth in an otherwise dismal state known as California—a place my mother used to call the “land of fruits and nuts.” Yet, Nancy Pelosi has recently found it necessary to call out her archbishop—though she didn’t use Cordileone’s name—saying, “I have a problem with my archbishop, and I figure that’s his problem, not mine.”
Pelosi’s disrespectful tone goes far beyond the archbishop and his call to faithfulness regarding the teachings of the Catholic Church. You see, Pelosi is, by all accounts, operating apart from the Church. If this were not the case, she would never embrace sinful behaviors such as homosexual marriage and aborting babies prior to birth.
But as the speaker opines on such topics as the possibility of women becoming priests in the Catholic Church, her blatant disregard for truth exposes who she really is: a woman with an axe to grind. And on that score, she is far from being alone.
There are many political figures and others who are fond of saying whatever is needed to affirm their high regard for abortion, contraception, and other crimes against the Lord and His laws.
But the truth is that the acts they promote in the culture and the law are anything but life affirming. In fact, as studies show, most of these activities are racist. The now-deceased pro-life hero Jim Sedlak—founder of Stop Planned Parenthood International—once pointed out that Planned Parenthood is a racist organization. He wrote that Planned Parenthood had slaughtered millions of black babies over the years. And to this day, according to the most recent update, that racist trend continues.
But in today’s vernacular where people like Pelosi appear to have the last word, one wonders what a racist really is.
According to Webster, racism is “a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
This definition smacks of arrogance, discrimination, and other aspects of a society that does not sound much like what Pelosi is selling . . . or does it?
When a culture begins to look at people according to their purely physical characteristics by using words like perfect versus imperfect or desirable versus undesirable, humankind itself is in trouble. But according to the tenets of the Pelosi cadre, aborting children with the possibility of disability is acceptable, thus targeting children who may have Down syndrome or some other challenging condition.
Such prejudice against certain babies appears to be acceptable to the same politicians who tell us that discrimination based on race is a no-no. Their hypocrisy is real, but who is paying attention? Certainly not those who follow the Pelosi creed.
So when Pelosi begins a diatribe about her archbishop, saying of Cordileone—whom she also criticized for opposing LGBTQ+ ideology—“He made it very clear, maybe we’re not all God’s children,” something is askew, and it is not the archbishop’s defense of Catholic teaching.
While we pray for Pelosi, we also understand that public misrepresentation of Church teaching and her verbal attacks on a prince of the Church are a form of heresy, which we would be remiss to overlook. Pelosi needs to publicly repent; her ongoing repugnant comments mislead souls.