Pelosi Fires Back at Archbishop Over Abortion and Holy Communion

Nancy Pelosi

( – After remaining silent for several days about receiving a letter from San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone advising her that she is banned from receiving Holy Communion due to her outspoken support for abortion, United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on MSNBC this morning to fire back at Cordileone.

In short, Pelosi called Cordileone a hypocrite for barring her from receiving the sacrament while not denying those who are outspoken in their support of the death penalty. The Catholic Church opposes both abortion and the death penalty.

As The Hill notes in its report, “Pelosi: Why doesn’t Catholic Church punish death penalty supporters?“:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday went after the Catholic Church for what she characterized as its hypocritical position when it comes to the politics of life and death.

“Pelosi, a practicing Catholic, was recently barred by the archbishop of San Francisco from taking communion for her support of abortion rights, which the church considers to be homicide at all stages from conception to birth.”

On MNBC, Pelosi made her point:

“Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday morning, Pelosi wondered why the archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, hasn’t applied the same ban to Catholics who support capital punishment.

“‘I wonder about the death penalty, which I am opposed to,’ she said. ‘So is the church, but they take no action against people who may not share their view.'”

While the war of words and letters will continue between Pelosi and Cordileone, it hasn’t stopped Pelosi from partaking in Holy Communion as she did this past weekend from a priest in Washington, DC.

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