(LifeSiteNews) — His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has expressed his gratitude to all the faithful Catholics who signed LifeSiteNews’ petition supporting the archbishop’s decision to charitably bar pro-abortion Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Holy Eucharist.
“The Most Reverend Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone gratefully accepts the signatures that were gathered from people around the world, and he encourages us to continue to pray for the conversion of hearts among those who advocate for abortion,” the executive director for communications and media relations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Peter Marlow, wrote to LifeSiteNews on Thursday.
“His Excellency very much appreciates the support of so many individuals and thanks LifeSiteNews for the creative way in which it demonstrates how faithful Catholics recognize and defend the dignity of the unborn and the immeasurable gift of the Eucharist,” added Marlow, relaying Cordileone’s kind sentiments.
“May God bless the LifeSiteNews team and all those who engage in this important work,” the letter concluded.
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Leftist members of Congress have, once again, opted to ignore the myriad of issues facing our country — be it the border crisis, gas prices, inflation, crime, and more — to instead virtue-signal by introducing their radical new bill, the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act," which, among other things, would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
And with the radical left continuing its attempts to redefine words, people, and events to better suit their agenda and advance their political narratives, it should come as no surprise that their latest target happens to be natural marriage.
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Republican members of the U.S. Senate still have a chance to defend natural marriage by stopping this bill from becoming law, but we need to let them know that the American people oppose the left's seemingly never-ending efforts to degrade the sanctity of marriage.
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House Freedom Caucus urges Senate to oppose the "Respect for Marriage Act": pic.twitter.com/jjARSGI94Y— House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) July 22, 2022
The legislation in question, formally filed as H.R.8404 and sponsored by liberal New York Congressman Jerry Nadler, would codify same-sex marriage into federal law, effectively forcing states to recognize any marriage performed in another state regardless of laws on their own books.
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With the fall of Roe v. Wade back in June, the left's paranoia about losing ground when it comes to their radical social and political agenda has reached a fever pitch, resulting in the ongoing push for the "Respect for Marriage Act," which, if we don't act soon, may well become law...
TIME IS RUNNING OUT: With a 50-50 Senate, the left needs just TEN Republican members to bow to pressure: the mainstream media, Big Tech, Hollywood, and the university system are all fighting against us. With so much pressure against conservatives, we need you to send these Senators a powerful message demanding that they stand strong against the left.
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As many know, two days after the Archdiocese of San Francisco released a letter by Archbishop Cordileone notifying Pelosi that she should not be admitted to Holy Communion in accordance with Code of Canon Law 915, LifeSite Petitions launched a petition in support of His Excellency and his heroic defense of the Eucharist.
As explained by the petition, which garnered over 15,000 signatures, “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.”
“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,” the petition’s text explained.
“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.”
In accordance with His Excellency’s request, faithful Catholics around the world are encouraged to continue to pray for Pelosi and all those Catholics who through their politics, promote that which is contrary to the faith.