Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion.

Cordileone said on May 20 that the step was “purely pastoral, not political” and came after Pelosi, D-Calif., who has described herself as a “devout Catholic,” repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to reach out to her to discuss her abortion advocacy.

Cordileone said that he sent the notification to Pelosi, “a member of our archdiocese,” on May 19. The Democratic leader did not immediately respond publicly to Cordileone’s announcement after it was released to the media Friday afternoon. In a 2008 interview with C-SPAN, Pelosi said being denied Communion would be “a severe blow,” describing herself at the time as a “regular communicant.”

In a May 20 letter addressed to lay Catholics, Cordileone explained that he issued the instruction in accordance with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which states that “Those … obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Read more at CNA.

“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,” Cordileone wrote in the letter.

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Stephen
1 month ago

Pelosi just has no serious regard for the Catholic Church….just because an Archbishop tells her she is not welcome to receive a blessed sacrament, that will mean nothing to her…she’ll still be FIRST IN LINE…..after all she’s a Democrat and above the law…we should just exempt her because she is so special.

Jane
Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephen

She’s on the fast track to Hell, and I’m so thankful Archbishop Cordileone did what he needed to do. I hope the rest of the Archbishops do this as well. +JMJ+

Angelika
1 month ago

It’s about time – long OVER-due…..

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Too bad their parents didn’t them all of them.

George
George
1 month ago

Thank you Archbishop for putting the world’s biggest hypocrite in her place. I can’t wait till the time later this year and remove this stain on society from her post. Also impeach both morons in the White House. Who becomes President? We make Donald Trump the Speaker. What else!

1942patriot
1942patriot
1 month ago

I believe that the Catholic Church allows practitioners to support political parties that advance issues contrary to church teaching, such as abortion, without consequence.

This doesn’t make sense to me. If your religious beliefs are violated by the political party you support doesn’t that make you an accessory and thus culpable for your actions. At the least you are guilty of hypocrisy if not a sin.

Nine Island Girl
1 month ago

I wish every single bishop would come out with the same letter to their archdioceses. Many so called Catholics in Congress who are all in for the killing of the innocent under the stupid guise of “health care”.
My stupid archbishop has remained silent on this subject. Saying nothing is saying something.

1942patriot
1942patriot
1 month ago

Why isn’t her nephew Gavin Newsom banned from receiving holy communion?

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Nancy is a devout Satanist, methinks.

Jane
Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  Jawad

Me agrees!!!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Too bad it’s not so easy for the House of Representatives.