Scorned By Catholic Church, Pelosi Endorses Women Priest In Defiance Of Pope

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has clashed with the Catholic Church over her outspoken support of abortion, called for women to be ordained to the priesthood – a position that flouts Church teachings and the Pope's stance.

  • Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed hope that one day the Catholic Church would permit women priests, saying the ability to change bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ is “real power.”
  • Pelosi, a Catholic, was speaking at an event at Georgetown University last week when she made the comments during a conversation with Rev. Jim Wallis, the director of the Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice.
  • During the conversation, she said that she had been “attracted” to the idea of being a priest because of the power of the clerical office and expressed disappointment that Pope Francis had not permitted the ordinations of women to the Catholic priesthood.
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