06 August 2010

Just in case you missed it

Some days ago, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said her favorite word - apparently people often ask her about her favorite word - was "the Word," as in the Word made flesh. I know: it's cheesy. And more than one word.

Speaker Pelosi went on to say, "we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word."

Recently the Catholic News Service asked the Speaker when the Word was made flesh, whether at the Annunciation or at the Nativity. She responded thus: "Whenever it was we bow our heads when we talk about it in church, and that’s where I’d like to talk about that." So much for public policy reflecting the values of the Word.

As if this weren't bad enough, she is not even correct at what we do at that moment of the Creed. We do not bow our heads at the words, "By the power of the Holy Spirit...;" we are to make a profound bow - from the waist - at these words.

Here is the video - via the Creative Minority Report - of the reporters bold and excellent question:

1 comment:

  1. She never ceases to amaze, thats for sure!