St. Monica, meet Nancy Pelosi

St. Monica by John Nava, cribbed from the Deac

Today is the Feast Day of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine who prayed for years and years that he would accept Jesus Christ and enter the church – which he finally did, and in a big way, because Augustine did everything big.

If it seems like you’re hearing Augustine’s name a lot, lately, it may be because Nancy Pelosi has been throwing it around as she uses his musings about the ensoulment of a fetus to reconcile her voting record on abortion and her Catholicism.

Maybe St. Monica can pray for all of us down here- you, me and Mrs. Pelosi – still pondering the questions that have been pondered for thousands of years, that we may be granted wisdom, charity and ever-increasing faith. Her prayers sure couldn’t hurt!

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