Self-proclaimed Catholic and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) brushed off concerns from Catholic bishops on the topic of pro-abortion politicians.
“I think I can use my own judgment on that but I’m pleased with what the Vatican put out on that subject. Did you read that?” Pelosi, D-Calif., told a reporter at her weekly press conference.
“It basically says don’t be divisive on the subject. Thank you,” Pelosi said before exiting the conference.
According to Fox News:
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene for a national meeting next month, with plans to vote on drafting guidelines for Communion. Some bishops have been pressing for President Biden and other public figures who support abortion to be excluded from the sacrament.
The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office issued a warning to the conference to deliberate carefully to avoid sowing division.
Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote in a letter that any new policy “requires that dialogue occurs in two stages: first among the bishops themselves, and then between bishops and Catholic pro-choice politicians within their jurisdictions.”
Ladaria also said any new statement on who was worthy to receive Communion should not target Catholic politicians but Catholics as a whole, and he questioned whether the conference’s policy identifying abortion as a “preeminent” issue would be misleading if it “were to give the impression that abortion and euthanasia alone constitute the only grave matters of Catholic moral and social teaching that demand the fullest accountability on the part of Catholics.”
Should Catholic US lawmakers who vote for pro-abortion legislation, be denied communion? The USCCB was considering it, but the Vatican warns US Bishops about denying Communion. Erik Rosales asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi about it.
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