Well, it actually has kinda, sorta happened. Pelosi’s Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop of San Francisco, has sent Pelosi a letter…the second letter in a little over a month, in which he basically has said that she is no longer welcome in Communion. And it’s all due to her stance on abortion.
That would seemingly put Pelosi between a rock and a hard place.
I mean, who wants to go up against an Archbishop in the Catholic Church? Pelosi has long called herself “a devout Catholic”, but yet has steadfastly supported a woman’s right to choose abortion to end a pregnancy. In a letter to Pelosi dated April 7th, Archbishop Cordileone said to either repudiate advocacy for abortion rights or to refrain from referring to her Catholic faith in public or else he would have no choice but to bar her from being admitted communion.
This past Thursday, Cordileone sent a second letter that kind of dropped an atomic bomb on the Speaker of the House. “As you have not publically repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come. Therefore, in light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care’ (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1), 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.”
So, Pelosi is no longer allowed to receive Communion unless and until she changes her position on abortion. She has long stood by her position stating, “I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.”
Pelosi’s office was asked to comment on the Archbishop’s letter and they have refused to do so. It’s really the same problem Joe Biden is facing as well. He swears that he is personally against abortion, but the out for Catholics is that they don’t want to intercede in a difficult decision between a woman and her doctor. That has long been the pro-choice Catholic’s reasoning. And, it’s been pretty much what Pelosi has stood by in her tenure.
I frankly don’t think for a minute that this will bother Pelosi. I’m going to do something I don’t really like to do, but Democrats typically put politics ahead of religion. Not ALL Democrats mind you. I’ve known some that have been faithful to the church first, and to their party second. But it seems that there are a lot of liberal Catholics who fall under the same umbrella as Biden and Pelosi.
In the end, who am I to judge? I think there is someone much greater than I that already has that job coming up in the future. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during that meeting!
Carry on world, you’re dismissed!