Nancy Pelosi is not quiet on her extreme pro-abortion stance and at least one Archbishop in the Catholic church has taken notice and barred her from partaking in communion.
San Francisco’s Roman Catholic archbishop has banned Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion during Mass until she repents of her public pro-abortion stance.
“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,” Salvatore Cordileone wrote in a public notification Friday. “Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.’”
“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.” he announced.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone sent a letter to her on April 7 expressing concern over the fact she vowed to codify Roe. V. Wade to establish abortion as a constitutional right. She reportedly never responded to the letter choosing to brush him off.
She claims to be a Catholic yet is pro-abortion? True Catholics are historically known to be staunchly anti-abortion.
Fr. William Saunders wrote an article for the Catholic News Agency that Church Has Always Condemned Abortion
The Roman Catholic Church has consistently condemned abortion — the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child. In principle, Catholic Christians believe that all life is sacred from conception until natural death, and the taking of innocent human life, whether born or unborn, is morally wrong. The Church teaches, “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being” (“Donum vitae,” 5).
In January 2021, Pelosi was questioned by reporters if she considered unborn children 15 weeks into gestation to be “human beings”. She refused to answer despite claiming “standing” as an authority on the issue of abortion since she is a mother.
“Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” a reporter asked the house speaker at a press conference. “Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade,” Pelosi responded. “I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.”
She immediately looked to another reporter for a question. The first reporter asked again “Is it a human being?” but she ignored the question a second time.
The archbishop noted that he will “continue to offer up prayer and fasting” for the Speaker in the coming weeks.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is not the first Catholic holy man to deny a Catholic pro-abortion politician communion. Rev. Robert E. Morey denied former vice president Joe Biden communion during his campaigning due to his extreme pro-abortion stance.
Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Biden should be completely blocked from communion or “creating the impression that the moral laws of the Church are optional” and stated that should Biden visit his church he would be denied Holy Communion.
Even the extremely liberal Pope Francis has come out about abortion.
Pope Francis also said he understood why the church takes a hard stance because accepting abortion “is a bit as if daily murder was accepted.”
“Whoever commits an abortion, murders,” he said. “Take any book on embryology, those books on medicine. At the third week of conception, many times before a mother even realizes it, all the organs are there. All of them, even their DNA.
“It is a human life. Period,” the pope added. “And this human life must be respected. This principle is very clear.”
Pope Francis said that those “who don’t understand” this principle must ask themselves whether it is “right to kill a human life to solve a problem.”