House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t take well to being denied communion by the Catholic Church and has now launched a furious counterattack.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced that Pelosi would no longer be allowed to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco because of her “extreme” support of abortion.
Pelosi responded to Cordileone’s crushing decision by accusing him and the Catholic Church of undoing women’s rights and women’s health initiatives.
Pelosi is furious
Pelosi sat down for an interview with MSNBC following Cordileone’s sanction where she said, “This is not just about terminating a pregnancy. So these same people are against contraception, family planning, in vitro fertilization — it’s a blanket thing, and they use abortion as the frontman for it while they try to undo so much.”
Pelosi’s claims are of course absurd and ultimately fail to address the Catholic Churches’ strict prohibition against murder, which abortion of an unborn child undoubtedly falls under.
Pelosi and the Democrat Party want to talk about women’s health when ultimately abortion isn’t about women’s health. Abortion goes against Catholic doctrine and many have wanted to see Pelosi and other abortion supporters barred from receiving communion.
Pelosi’s obfuscation didn’t end with talking about women’s health issues. She also engaged in absurd “whataboutism” in relation to the death penalty.
Pelosi said, “I wonder about the death penalty, which I’m opposed to. So is the church, but they take no actions against people who may not share their view.”
Of course, if Pelosi was being intellectually honest she would understand that the death penalty and ending the lives of unborn children are completely separate issues. The Catholic Church seems to see the situation that way as there have been no plans to allow Pelosi to receive communion.
Catholic Church digging in
In a public post, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said “In light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care’ … by means of this communication I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance.”
Cordileone has sent a message loud and clear to Pelosi and this action could prompt other church officials to issue similar sanctions against other Catholic politicians that support abortion.
President Joe Biden is another prominent Catholic politician who may find himself barred from receiving communion should he refuse to denounce abortion.