Those who have been frustrated by the seemingly endless leftward, anti-Christian, anti-Biblical tilt of the Catholic Church since the 1960s – and, in particular, since the start of Francis’ Papacy, may find a glimmer of hope in knowing that the Archbishop of San Francisco is challenging Nancy Pelosi’s fraudulent claim to be a staunch Catholic.
Cordileone has written to the California Democrat, informing her that she should not present herself for Holy Communion at Mass, and that priests will not distribute communion to her if she does present herself.
Pelosi, like many abortion-pushing politicians, oft has mentioned her Roman Catholicism as if it’s a badge of honor, when, in fact, her hypocrisy is a disgrace.
Writes Archbishop Cordileone:
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. Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.’
And Pelosi goes far beyond “supporting” solely by rhetorical means. She openly uses the federal government to make others pay for abortions. She repeatedly has pushed for and secured tens of millions of dollars to go to abortion mill Planned Parenthood, and she has pushed to make businesses have to carry insurance that would pay for abortions. The abortion aspect of that is the most glaring immorality, but the aggression and assumption of power over other people’s property and work are fundamentally immoral, as well.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is unambiguous on the question of abortion, both in procuring one and assisting in the practice: ‘Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion,’ the catechism says. ‘This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.’
Perhaps Speaker Pelosi has been too busy reading coercive bills like Obamacare (which she claimed had to be passed before we could find out what was in it) to read the Catechism.
’Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,’ it says, before calling abortion and infanticide "abominable crimes.
It also declares that ‘Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.’
Strangely, the Pope has not defended the Catechism against Pelosi. In fact, he openly has told people to take the mRNA injections, despite their clear association with abortion in the development or testing process, and he has worked with rabid abortionista Chelsea Clinton to promote global socialism.
It is heartwarming to know that some who are involved with the Catholic Church will, like Archbishop Vigano, stand for the principles of it.
Even as people like Pelosi and Joe Biden stoop and grovel at the altars of theft and death.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)
We went to the pro-abortion march in Washington, D.C. so you didn't have to. pic.twitter.com/Ii5fq8nz3Z— MRCTV (@mrctv) May 22, 2022