Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop just made it clear where he stands when it comes to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion beliefs.
“The archbishop of San Francisco, Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, is calling for Holy Communion to be withheld from Catholics who support abortion rights, which may cause some friction in his congregation, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is one of his parishioners,” according to The Hill.
“‘[T]hose who reject the teaching of the Church on the sanctity of human life and those who do not seek to live in accordance with that teaching should not receive the Eucharist,’ Cordileone wrote in his statement. [emphasis added]
“Cordileone noted that the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is coming up in 2023.
“‘Abortion is the axe laid to the roots of the tree of human rights: when our culture encourages the violation of life at its youngest and most vulnerable condition, other ethical norms cannot stand for long,’ Cordileone wrote.
“‘The Church’s teaching and discipline on worthiness to receive Holy Communion has been consistent throughout her history, going back to the very beginning,’ he wrote.
“Cordileone wrote that receiving Holy Communion and determining one’s worthiness to do so is oftentimes a ‘private matter.’
“‘There are, however, circumstances in which such is not the case, occasions when those in public life violate the boundaries of justifiable cooperation,’ he writes. ‘In the case of public figures who profess to be Catholic and promote abortion, we are not dealing with a sin committed in human weakness or a moral lapse: this is a matter of persistent, obdurate, and public rejection of Catholic teaching.’” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to The Hill.
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