San Francisco archbishop: Pelosi can’t receive Holy Communion

by WorldTribune Staff / 247 Real News May 22, 2022

Due to her public advocacy for abortion on demand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not be permitted to receive Holy Communion, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said on Friday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims to be Catholic.

In a letter to Pelosi, who lives in San Francisco and claims to be Catholic, Cordileone said that she should not approach the altar during Mass to receive communion and that priests would not be allowing her to partake of the sacrament.

“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others. Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,’ ” Cordileone told Pelosi.

Pelosi has said that whether or not abortion should be legal “isn’t about what is your religious belief,” but that “it’s what is the right of people to make their own decisions about the sizing and time or if they are going to have a family.”

After the leak of Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn Roe v Wade, Pelosi stood with her Democrat colleagues and backed the Women’s Health Protection Act, which legalizes abortion without limitation for the entirety of a woman’s pregnancy. This bill, said Pelosi, would be a “codification” of the Roe v Wade decision into national law.

“Of course, we haven’t passed it in the Senate. But we never, as I say, we never give up in that regard because we do think that the codification of Roe v. Wade would be a really important protection against the court,” she said.

Last year, Catholic Bishops spoke about about denying communion to Joe Biden due to his public advocacy for abortion on demand.

In June, American Roman Catholic bishops announced the creation of a “teaching document” that would instruct priests not to allow pro-abortion politicians to take the sacrament.

“The Catholic Bishops are moving on this resolution that would prevent you and others who’ve supported abortion from receiving communion. Are you concerned about the rift in the Catholic Church and how do you feel personally about that?” A reporter asked Biden at one of his few press conferences.

“It’s a private matter, and I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Biden said.

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