Friday, March 19, 2010

OFFENSIVE: Pelosi Prays to St. Joseph for Health Bill


This is an in-your-face to the Church. How offensive is this?!?!


Barbie said...

She is such a "good catholic" that she missed the fact that it wasn't the feast of St Joseph the worker-- it was the feast of St Joseph, husband of Mary :P
Those "nuns" who taught her can be proud.

Carolina said...

Hey Barbie, I'm curious about your comment. While the different attributes (is that the right word? Is it 'titles'?) of St Joseph have different feast days in some parts of the world, they don't everywhere. Here in Canada, for instance, where St Joseph 'the Worker' is the patron of the country, he is celebrated only on March 19, and is celebrated under the title of 'the Worker' as well as his other titles, at least in our archdiocese. Do you do things differently in the States?

Moonshadow said...

I'm not clear on Matt's objection to this snippet, but I agree with Carolina on Joseph's titles. His patronage includes "social justice," of all things. :-)

"Joseph is also patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice." - Catholic Online

Of course, St. Joseph as "the Worker" served the Speaker's purposes more directly. His memorial observance on 5/1 is optional and appears to be trumped this year by an Easter weekday anyway. So last Friday was our homage to St. Joseph for the year.

I'm afraid I'd have to "consider the source" (HH, not Matt!) on this one and dismiss the sound bite as intentionally anti-Catholic.

Peace of Christ to you.

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