Pelosi wanted to be priest, not nun; priest has ‘more power’

Pelosi wanted to be priest, not nun; priest has ‘more power’

[Ed. – Well, that’s one way of looking at a vocation of Christian service.]

While her mother wanted her to be a nun, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), would rather have been a priest because priests have more power, Rep. Pelosi said in a Jan. 24, 2003 interview with the National Catholic Reporter:

“When I was little my mother always wanted me to be a nun. I didn’t think I wanted to be a nun, but I thought I might want to be a priest because there seemed to be a little more power there, a little more discretion over what was going on in the parish.”

Abortion was another issue where Rep. Pelosi disagreed with her Catholic mother:

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“I come myself from a family that does not share my views on choice.”

“I think there are occasions where they would like me to be less visible, that they don’t like to see any disagreement between the church and any of us.”

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