Archbishop of San Francisco bans Pelosi from communion over abortion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco has banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from receiving Holy Communion during Mass until she repents of her public pro-abortion stance.

“A Catholic legislator who supports forced abortion, after knowing the teachings of the Church, commits an obviously grave sin which is a cause of the gravest scandal to others,” Ssalvatore Cordileone wrote in a public statement on Friday. “Therefore, general canon law provides that such persons ‘are not admitted to Holy Communion’.”

“I hereby inform you that you will not come to Holy Communion and, should you do so, you will not be admitted to Holy Communion until you publicly reject and confess your stand for the legitimacy of abortion and of this grave sin in the sacrament received absolution in repentance,” wrote the 65-year-old minister.

Cordileone noted that although he and Pelosi have discussed the issue in the past, the archbishop “has received no such accommodations at my many pleas” following the passage in September of a controversial Texas abortion law banning abortions after a heart attack speaking recognized – usually after six weeks.

At the time, Pelosi vowed to codify the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. calf judgment in federal law.

In recent weeks, Pelosi has doubled down on that stance in the face of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that implied so roe will be lifted later this year.

The archbishop noted that he would “continue to offer prayer and fasting” for the speaker in the coming weeks.

Archbishop Salvatore Coridileone bans Pelosi from receiving Communion over her pro-abortion stance.
Archbishop Salvatore Coridileone bans Pelosi from receiving Communion over her pro-abortion stance.

Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.

It is not the first time that Catholic clergy have attempted to prevent pro-choice Catholic abortionists from receiving sacramental wine and bread, which the Church teaches literally becomes the blood and body of Jesus.

During the campaign process, a South Carolina priest refused communion to then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden because of his pro-abortion views.

Not long after, Archbishop Charles Chaput, the former head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, opined that Biden should be blocked outright because he “creates the impression that the moral laws of the church are optional.”

In May 2021, Cordileone announced that the President would be barred from receiving Holy Communion if he chose to visit the Archdiocese.

In the same interview, the archbishop said of the possibility that he would have to refuse Communion to Pelosi during a service: “She knows that I stand by the Church’s teaching and I know that she is respectful enough not to provoke something like that. So I’m confident that wouldn’t happen

In June last year, the US Catholic bishops voted 168 to 55 to draft a “doctrinal document” that many hoped would rebuke such politicians. The document was approved in November, although final guidance came close to barring pro-abortion politicians from receiving the Eucharist.

During his visit to Rome in October, Biden met with Pope Francis. However, the two reportedly did not discuss abortion.

Biden received communion in Rome, but the pope did not give it. Archbishop of San Francisco bans Pelosi from communion over abortion


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