Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Against hypocrisy

I am glad to see that the Pope has made it clear to Nancy Pelosi that Catholic legislators have a particular responsibility to uphold and further the rights of all, from conception to natural death.

Ms Pelosi, like all those who use their faith as a political badge but pick and choose which bits of it they actually adhere to, strikes me as hypocritical.

If you don't believe it, stop pretending.


George Carmody said...

Amen to that. I had similar feelings a while back about the Labour deputy leadership candidate Jon Cruddas who traded to a lesser degree on his Catholic upbringing but completely disagreed with the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Interestingly, the Universe newspaper omitted to mention that salient fact when touting him as a "Catholic".

Off-topic: congrats on your little tussle on Holy Smoke with TBW the other day - particularly amused that you squeezed an admission from that supporter of the spirit of Vatican II that he hadn't catually read the documents. Much chortling here. In my experience the only Catholics who've bothered to read them are of a traditionalist persuasion!

Ben Trovato said...

Yes, I agree with you on both counts.
Worth reading Michael Davies on Vatican 2 and the various ambiguities (time bombs is his phrase) in the documents if you haven't already...