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(LifeSiteNews) – It is said that if you get your philosophy from a comedian that you shouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be a joke. We might also say that if you get your theology from an actress – someone who plays make-believe for a living – it might be pretend.
You might have better things to do than to waste time thinking about what a washed-up actress and current co-host of The View – the show where the Zoom-class learns how to be woke as a boomer – then again you might not have seen Whoopi Goldberg opine about the Communion ban leveled at Nancy Pelosi.
It is literally his job. And it is literally up to him. https://t.co/XOHn6ledcj
— Kennedy Hall host of TKR (@kennedyhall) May 23, 2022
During an episode on Monday, Goldberg – whose given name is actually Caryn Johnson – uttered a statement about Archbishop “Lionheart” Cordileone’s forbidding of Pelosi from Holy Communion that was dumb even for the standards of The View.
“This is not your job, dude… that is not up to you to make that decision,” she protested.
Well, I wonder if Caryn Johnson, a woman who seems to have “culturally appropriated” a Jewish name, would speak about a cleric from another religion in such a flippant manner. Can we imagine her calling an Imam or a Rabbi “dude?” I imagine not.
At any rate, her comments about His Excellency, are not only disrespectful, but they are also idiotic.
You do not have to be a theologian or a canon lawyer, or even a washed-up actress who pretended to be a pretend nun in a 90’s flick, to understand the professional mandate of a bishop.
Proof @WhoopiGoldberg is the dumbest person on TV.
She is so dense she doesn’t know who can ban a Catholic from taking communion. https://t.co/nBYsUmXlBi
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 24, 2022
Even if you do not believe Catholicism, it is obvious that a bishop would be in charge of Catholicism in his diocese. We understand that mayors have a certain jurisdiction over their towns, that managers manage stores, and that teachers lead classrooms. All of these positions entail a disciplinary element.
You may disagree with Cordileone’s actions because you are uninformed, a heretic, or an apostate, but to say “it is not your job” to a bishop when he acts in a governing capacity over his diocese is about as tone-deaf as saying it is “not your job” to a principal who suspends a student for breaking school rules.
It is quite literally a bishop’s job to do what Cordileone did.
Goldberg admits abortion is a sin?
Typical of the leftist rhetoric that constitutes the veritable cacophony of opinions vomiting forth from The View, is inherent contradiction of one’s own argument.
After Goldberg tells the bishop that to do his job is not his job, she then stumbled for a moment while pretending to have an inciteful opinion from theology that was provided for her from the show’s preparatory staff.
“What is the point of Communion,” the great daytime talk-show theologian asked the audience rhetorically. “It’s for sinners… it’s the reward of saints, but the bread of sinners.”
I am not sure if Goldberg knows that it means to speak of the “point” of something, which is to say the “goal” or “purpose” of a thing. The purpose of Holy Communion is for the Christian to partake in the Sacred Mystery of Christ’s Sacrifice and to “have life within you,” as Our Lord said in John 6.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has told Nancy Pelosi, a pro-abortion Democrat, not to present herself for Holy Communion.
The archbishop is doing this to not only protect our Lord from sacrilege, but also to call Nancy Pelosi to repent from the grave sin of promoting abortion and from the sacrilegious communions that follow.
Archbishop Cordileone will now encounter sustained pressure to roll-back his decision, so we must stand with him today.
SIGN and SHARE this petition to stand with Archbishop Corileone as protects our Lord and Nancy Pelosi from further sacrilegious communions.
The Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and no Catholic who has committed a mortal sin is to receive Holy Communion until confessing that sin in the Sacrament of Confession.
Nancy Pelosi's soul is in grave danger, not least because of sacrilegious communions as she continues a career-long crusade in support of killing unborn babies, and so the archbishop has done the most charitable thing possible in calling her to repentance and barring her from Holy Communion until she repents.
We must stand with this brave shepherd today, whom the people of San Francisco are lucky to call their archbishop.
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Pelosi said in March that that abortion “isn’t about what is your religious belief” and that “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,” she joked, “because I don’t want to make their day."
What she doesn't understand is that her soul is at risk because of her support for spilling the innocent blood of unborn babies.
In a letter last month to Pelosi, Archbishop Cordileone made clear that “should you [Pelosi] not [publicly] repudiate your advocacy for abortion ‘rights’ or else refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion, I would have no choice but to make a declaration, in keeping with canon 915, that you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
In announcing that the Speaker of the House is barred from Holy Communion, Cordileone made clear that he "will continue to offer up prayer and fasting for you [Pelosi].”
This is the heart of a true shepherd - Cordileone is a father willing to undergo all manner of insults and ridicule from the media and lukewarm Catholics in order to call one of his flock back to the fold.
SIGN the petition today to stand with Archbishop Cordileone as he faces into a storm of criticism.
This comment about Communion being the “reward of saints, but the bread of sinners” is, as far as I can tell, from a homily given by Pope Francis in 2021.
Francis is sadly not known for his doctrinal clarity, but he is not wrong to say that the Eucharist is “bread” for sinners, while also a “reward” for saints. All saints that have lived since the time of Christ have been sinners, and all have been rewarded for their commitment to God’s Laws by receiving Holy Communion in a worthy manner.
Now, unless Goldberg believes that Pelosi should be rewarded for her saintliness, it seems that she believes Pelosi should be admitted to Holy Communion as a sinner. Given that she made those comments in light of Pelosi’s banning due to her abortion stance… does this mean that Goldberg believes abortion is a sin?
I should probably not give too much thought to the thoughts of a thoughtless TV personality, however, maybe this is one of those moments where something true was said on The View.
pelosi denied communion. pic.twitter.com/JUtQGljlKL
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) May 24, 2022
How dare you!
In addition to opining on the nature of Holy Communion, Goldberg implied that the bishop disallowing Pelosi from the Sacrament was in contradiction to the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. Never mind that this view is not an official doctrine found on the U.S. Constitution, but even it were, it would be a nonsensical association on her behalf.
Even if Cordileone went so far as to excommunicate her from his diocese, it would still not be a usurpation of the imagined dogma concerning Church and State. The bishop told her to repent and return to a State of Grace before receiving Communion again; he did not attempt to usurp civil authority under the guise of Catholicism.
To say that Cordileone transgressed the separation of the civil and ecclesial powers by telling Pelosi to follow the rules of the Church would be like saying I would transgress your right to freedom of assembly if I disallowed the demonesses of The View from assembling in my home. They have the right to assemble, but I have the right to not be subject to such unfortunate company.
Whoopi ended her catechism by saying to the Cordileone, “how dare you!”
Wow, I wonder how the bishop will come back from such a thundering castigation from so formidable an adversary…
How dare anyone take Goldberg seriously?
Sadly, many of her viewers will believe that she has the right to an opinion on the subject.
Let’s all hope that Goldberg’s righteous indignation about a topic she is completely ignorant of grows to the point where she refuses to talk about the Church on TV at all. Actually, let’s hope she stops talking on TV all together.
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