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Pelosi Aims to be a Speaker of the Word

"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," Speaker says.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) surprised many when she told the Catholic Community Conference that she feels compelled to "give voice" through public policy to "the Word made Flesh," CNS News reported Tuesday.

"My favorite word is the Word," Pelosi, a lifelong Catholic, said to the May 6 conference on Capitol Hill. "And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the Gospel reference of the Word. And that Word is, 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."

"Fill it in with anything you want," she said. "But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.' And that's the great mystery of our faith. … So, we have to make sure we're prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up."

Commentators of all stripes had something to say about Pelosi's revelation. Some, remembering how she voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion in ...

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