Pelosi has a thoroughly documented history of supporting on-demand abortion up until birth.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone tweeted that he made many attempts to speak with Pelosi. He wrote her that the “evil” of abortion threatens her “soul.”
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
Following Cordileone’s orders, no priest in the archdiocese may give Pelosi the sacrament of Communion.
CNBC further reports:
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s move to bar Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist in churches in her home district comes as the Supreme Court is expected within weeks to overturn the constitutional right to abortion embodied in the 49-year-old court decision Roe v. Wade.
In a letter to priests in the archdiocese Friday, Cordileone wrote, “There are those who speak of such actions as I am taking as ‘weaponizing’ the Eucharist.”
“However, this is simply application of Church teaching. One would have to demonstrate that a person’s actions in following Church teaching is explicitly for a political purpose in order to justify the accusation of ‘weaponizing’ the Eucharist,” Cordileone wrote.
“I have been very clear all along, in both my words and my actions, that my motive is pastoral, not political,” he added.
Pelosi admitted last month that controversy within the church over her pro-choice views “really gets me burned up in case you didn’t notice, because again I’m very Catholic, devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out. But I’m not going because I don’t want to make their day.”
Pelosi’s office hasn’t commented on the archbishop’s announcement yet.
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