Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, DC, an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic cathedral in DC. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint. Pelosi's aide said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to your church if you'll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.
The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's homily."
As Pelosi's aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon the Cardinal pointed out that Ms. Pelosi was present.
The Cardinal went on to say to the congregation "While Ms. Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages.
Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues."
The Cardinal continued. "Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self -absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a faithful Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington, and in California. The woman is simply not to be trusted."
The Cardinal concluded, "But, when compared with President Obama, Ms. Pelosi is a saint.”