Sunday, December 22, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC MAG OFFERS HIGH PRAISE FOR SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AGAINST PREZ TRUMP!!!
This alternative faith community magazine is a long running operation headquartered in Kansas City.
The National Catholic Reporter moniker shouldn't fool careful readers. Fact is, the editorial opinions of this mag have often clashed with mainstream Catholic thinking and they've earned rebuke from many local religious leaders for their critical coverage. To be fair, they've been years ahead of the so many other cowtown Catholics in demanding reform against sexual predator priests.
Through it all, they have an intensely loyal following and deserve consideration as opinion-makers.
Here's their year-end political pronouncement . . .
NCR's 2019 newsmaker of the year: Nancy Pelosi
Opening line . . .
"For steady and thoughtful service to the nation at a time of extraordinary challenge and for exemplifying, in all its complexity, a public and, in this case, political role in which her Catholicism acts as a kind of moral bedrock, NCR names Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as our Catholic newsmaker of the year.
"The life of the nation has been dominated by President Donald Trump for four long years. His dominance has been all the more remarkable because no one, not a Republican nor a Democrat, not a politician nor cultural critic, seemed up to the task of challenging him or exposing him for the morally bankrupt character he is. Until Pelosi became speaker."
After obsessing about a Twitter photo . . . The rest of the missive mostly attempts to explain away the INHERENT CONFLICT AND CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE CONFRONTED BY PROGRESSIVE CATHOLICS OVER ABORTION.
Their reasoning is strained, confused and incongruous with the otherwise lofty language of the declaration. Overall, the abortion "explanation" for these pro-Pelosi Catholics reads more like a partisan playbook not a testament to guiding principals for people of faith.
Still . . .
Their conclusion gets back on track and shares a more mainstream, progressive endorsement of this stalwart leader for her work beyond mere photo posturing.
You decide . . .