In a story that has managed to remain in the news longer than the New York subway shooter, outrage continues to flow regarding the banning of Nancy Pelosi from partaking in the Eucharist. The “devout” Catholic has long been a rabid supporter of abortion without limits, causing many to wonder why she has been allowed to continue to remain in good standing with the Church.
Things escalated recently after Pelosi championed and voted for a bill that would legalize and expand abortion until birth at the federal level in all 50 states. Finally, the Archbishop in San Francisco, Salvatore J. Cordileone, took action. Now, he’s directly addressed the matter, confirming what many suspected about his reasoning.
While I don’t personally agree with the distinction that was made here (because I believe support of abortion period should be disqualifying), it seems where Pelosi screwed up wasn’t her championing of abortion, but the fact that she has continually used her Catholicism itself as support for her deadly position.
Here are a few examples given in the article cited by the Archbishop.
2. May 4, 2022
While speaking with The Seattle Times editorial board, Pelosi said, “The very idea that they would be telling women the size, timing or whatever of their family, the personal nature of this is so appalling, and I say that as a devout Catholic.” She added, “They say to me, ‘Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope.’ Yes I do. Are you stupid?”
3. March 22, 2022
Pelosi spoke about her support of legalized abortion and argued that the Supreme Court should not overturn Roe v. Wade at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.
“It isn’t about what is your religious belief,” she said. “It’s what is the right of people to make their own decisions about the sizing and time, or if they’re going to have a family. This really gets me burned up, in case you didn’t notice, because, again, I’m very Catholic — devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out, but I’m not going, because I don’t want to make their day.”
The instances listed go all the way back to 2008, which again begs the question of how she managed to avoid the scrutiny of the Church for so long. I think the answer revolves around a fallacious assumption that politicians must be left alone lest the Church itself become “political.” Yet, when someone with such power blatantly and maliciously continues to lead others astray while using their religion as backing for their abhorrent position, that would seem to make the issue not simply “political” anymore.
Pelosi should have been denied communion long ago. And while I understand Protestants allow self-selection when it comes to communion by citing the 11th chapter of 1st Corinthians (I’m Protestant, so I’m hardly denouncing that viewpoint), like it or not, that’s not how the Catholic Church works. It is the Archbishop’s duty to protect his flock, and that’s what he did by finally dropping the hammer on Pelosi, in more ways than one.
Of course, even a decision as uncontroversial as denying communion to someone who openly stumps for the killing of children until birth (while pretending God supports that position) has come under fire from all corners of the left. Reading through the replies to the Archbishop’s tweet is a masterclass in what idiocy looks like.
Yes, how dare the Archbishop protect millions of unborn babies, when there are ineffective, meaningless gun control laws to pass or something. It’s all just so stupid, and it shows how angry the left gets when they can’t control every aspect of society. Nothing is sacred anymore, not even the Church. Everything must be brought to heel and formed in the image of radical progressivism.