Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slammed the Catholic archbishop who barred her from taking Holy Communion in her hometown on Tuesday.
Because of her increasingly severe views on abortion, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone restricted Pelosi from taking Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Friday.
Because the Catholic Church is a firm pro-life organization, supporting abortion goes against church doctrine. Holy Communion, one of the church’s most significant sacraments, is likewise reserved for baptized members, according to the Catholic Church. Members who have committed a severe sin are forbidden from receiving communion until they have received the sacrament of reconciliation.
Pelosi repeated pro-abortion and political talking points during an appearance with MSNBC, implying that Cordileone is just another individual who seeks to restrict women’s rights.
The California Democrat then attempted to accuse the archbishop of hypocrisy when it came to the death sentence.
Finally, she chastised Cordileone for his anti-LGBTQ views. Of course, the Catholic Church opposes homosexual marriage.
“Our archbishop has been vehemently against LGBTQ rights, too. In fact, he led the way in some of the initiatives, an initiative on the ballot in California. So, this decision taking us to privacy and precedent is very dangerous in the lives of so many of the American people and not consistent with the Gospel of Matthew,” Pelosi added on the interview.
Last September, Pope Francis emphasized that participation in Holy Communion is limited to Catholics in the community, but politicians who support abortion are not included.