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Ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who claims to be Catholic, is in open defiance of the teachings of the Catholic church over abortion. Now she is blaming her local archbishop for her situation.
It's all because Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone won't allow her to take communion in his diocese because of her support for the death-dealing abortion industry.
He announced last year that would be his policy while she was so far into openly defying church practice.
Now the Washington Examiner reports she says it's his problem.
"I have a problem with my archbishop, and I figure that's his problem, not mine," she said.
Her comments came at a speaking event at Georgetown University.
She also claimed she was "in sync" with much of the teachings of the church.
She continued, "We go right to the one issue, because everything else, we are pretty much in sync when it comes to the social compact of the Catholic bishops and the rest. But they are willing to abandon the bulk of it because of one thing," the Democrat and longtime abortion advocate announced.
Cordileone announced in May 2022, when he said he tried repeatedly – and unsuccessfully – to talk with Pelosi about her abandonment of church teachings, that she was barred from communion.
"A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others," he wrote.
She promptly put herself in the position of thumbing her nose at him by traveling to Rome to take communion with Pope Francis.
Several other American archbishops, however, are on Cordileone's side, and have confirmed similar restrictions on Pelosi's involvement in the sacred rite.
Cordileone has said Pelosi must either repudiate her support for abortion or stop speaking publicly of her Catholic faith.
She has refused.
It was Politico that reported that, contrary the instructions from the church she claims to be faithful to, she "called the recent Supreme Court ruling removing constitutional protections for abortion an 'outrageous and heart-wrenching' decision that fulfills the Republican Party’s 'dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.'"
At virtually the same time, she repeatedly has cited her Catholic church and its virtues of "faith, hope and charity."
Politico noted, "Last year, President Joe Biden, another Catholic who also supports abortion rights, said after meeting with Francis that the pontiff told him to continue receiving the sacrament. Biden later received Communion during a Mass in a Rome church that is under the authority of Francis as bishop of Rome."
Cordileone explained, "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. I have accordingly sent her a notification to this effect, which I have now made public."
The Catholic church believes taking communion while defying church teaching is a manifestly gave sin.
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The federal government, under Joe Biden's leadership, has set up a bureaucracy that it intends will discriminate against people of some races, but not others.
Citing that apparent civil rights violation for those people in the groups facing discrimination, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty has sued.
"America must continue to advance toward a colorblind society where every person is judged on their merit and not the color of their skin," explained Dan Lennington, deputy counsel for WILL.
"The Biden administration's choice to create this race-based agency is a step back for civil rights, and we aim to correct that misstep."
The issue is Biden's new "Minority Business Development Agency."
The federal agency will use race as a qualifier for those it helps.
WILL represents clients from Texas, Wisconsin, and Florida in this new lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in the Northern District of Texas.
Some of the plaintiffs, through WILL, released statements.
Matthew Piper said, "The American dream should be afforded to all Americans regardless of skin color or cultural background. But what we have is a federal government picking winners and losers based on wokeism – enough is enough."
Piper, from Wisconsin, grew up in extreme poverty but through hard work and persistence, graduated with honors from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Environmental Design and Planning College. His small business could benefit from many of the federal program's services, but he's disqualified because he's white.
Client Christian Bruckner said, "I came to the United States in the 1970s because of the belief that America is the freest nation on earth. And that no matter who you are, what you are, or where you came from, you can do anything. That’s what we are fighting for and I am proud to stand alongside WILL in pursuit of true equality for all."
He's from Tampa, Florida and came to America from Romania. He is a disabled small-business owner who works in a historically underutilized business zone.
Biden's MBDA was created through the 2021 Infrastructure Act and was a first for the government, in that it set up help for people of some races but not others.
The case charges that Biden is violating, through his program, the Equal Protection Doctrine.
President Joe Biden pulled a girl on stage during an event in Philadelphia on Friday, creating yet another viral video involving a young child.
In addition to having "creepy Joe" trending again due to his strange behavior with the child, Biden's speech was notable for both his inability to pronounce the word "recalibration" and his failure to mention the alleged Chinese spy balloon that is currently over U.S. airspace, according to The Western Journal.
“I want you to know, baby, you did so much for so many kids,” Biden said after getting the young girl on stage.
“You’re changing the lives of thousands and thousands of millions of kids in America. So we owe you a big round of applause. And I love your earrings.”
Creepy Joe Biden in action pic.twitter.com/TGVn11DaLn
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 3, 2023
Here is a summary of Joe Biden's most infamous forays into questionable behavior around children, in case you are unfamiliar with his style, both before and during his presidency.
You may recall that during the 2020 campaign, one of the first problems that threatened to sink Biden's campaign was his inability to respect personal space and boundaries, particularly with women.
During a rally in 2014, Lucy Flores, a former Democratic state representative from Nevada, claimed that Biden had inappropriately invaded her personal space.
Following that charge, more videos of Biden's interactions with women and kids circulated on social media. In a sort of sort of not-really apology, Biden stated that he was aware that "social norms are changing" and that he had to adapt to these changes:
His style is not something he has been required to speak for, however as the liberal media seems to come up with all sorts of excuses to refute Flores' claims, such as actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano's explanation that Biden came from a "super-affectionate" family.
While the left might be willing to defend him, the video duly frightened the rest of Twitter.
He continues to be "super-affectionate" in amusing ways that are completely counterproductive to his cause, despite the fact that he is aware that those pesky "social mores are changing."
Democrats, though, could have hope as it is possible Biden can use it to his advantage in some way. George W. Bush did, after all, have "No Child Left Behind." That sounds like a 2024 election slogan to me. No Child Left Alone, says Biden.