San Francisco’s Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has finally barred Speaker of the House and San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion due to her radical abortion views.
It’s about time the church actually starts standing up for its principles.
Abortion is supposed to be a sin in Catholic doctrine, yet ever since abortion became a solid plank of the Democrat Party back in the 1970s, few Catholic officials has held any of the politicians who claim to be Catholic to the faith.
Cordileone on Friday tweeted that Pelosi is “risking” a “danger to her own soul” by her radical views of abortion on demand.
“After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing … [and] the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” Cordileone wrote.
After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion. https://t.co/l7M85CyG86
— Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone (@ArchCordileone) May 20, 2022
In his statement, the Archbishop wrote:
As the Archbishop of San Francisco, I am bound to be “concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care” (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1). This most serious duty can sometimes become unpleasant, especially when Catholics in public life explicitly promote practices that involve the direct taking of innocent human life, which is what abortion does. I have struggled with this issue in my own conscience for many years now, especially with regard to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and member of our Archdiocese, Nancy Pelosi.
Due to her vies, Cordileone concluded:
Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s position on abortion has become only more extreme over the years, especially in the last few months. Just earlier this month she once again, as she has many times before, explicitly cited her Catholic faith while justifying abortion as a “choice,” this time setting herself in direct opposition to Pope Francis: “The very idea that they would be telling women the size, timing or whatever of their family, the personal nature of this is so appalling, and I say that as a devout Catholic”; “They say to me, ‘Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the Pope.’ Yes I do. Are you stupid?”
After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion “rights” and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance. I have accordingly sent her a Notification to this effect, which I have now made public.
This is a brave, but entirely reasonable decision.
Cordileone should be applauded for FINALLY abiding by Catholic doctrine and holding this baby-killing woman accountable.Abortion Catholicism Commentary democrats Nancy Pelosi