WASHINGTON D.C (LifeSiteNews) – Self-described “Catholic” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has ignored the direct order of her local archbishop not to present herself for Holy Communion due to her open support of abortion, reportedly receiving the Sacrament in a church in Washington, D.C., Sunday.
According to a Monday Politico Playbook report, Democrat Speaker Pelosi attended the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday at Holy Trinity in Georgetown, where she was spotted receiving Communion despite the order of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that she is not to present herself for the Sacrament.
“[Y]ou are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you [publicly] repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” Cordileone wrote to Pelosi in a “notification” published Friday.
However, video footage from notoriously liberal Holy Trinity parish appears to show Pelosi in an orange blazer receiving Communion from a Eucharistic minister on the right-hand side of the Church, and not from the priest.
Here’s a video from @holytrinitydc showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receiving communion from a Eucharistic minister -not the priest- at mass on Sunday. She’s wearing an orange blazer in the right line. pic.twitter.com/4WnChU7KGj
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 24, 2022
According to The Daily Wire, the Holy Trinity parish is also advertising an upcoming “Pride Mass” on June 15, including a statement affirming the “ministry and leadership” of so-called “LGBT” parishioners.
Father C. Kevin Gillespie, pastor at the Jesuit parish, has previously said that he would distribute Communion to ardently pro-abortion President Joe Biden, arguing that the self-described Catholic president is “a man of faith, and I would give Communion to him like any other Catholic coming up for the Eucharist.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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Following Cordileone’s order for Pelosi to publicly repudiate her support for the “grave sin” of abortion, the Washington Archdiocese accidentally sent an email response to an inquiry from the Washington Examiner asking whether Cardinal Wilton Gregory would deny the California legislator Communion, telling the outlet that the archdiocese is ignoring all press inquiries on the matter.
WOW. Washington Archdiocese accidentally sent this email to @dcexaminer admitting that it is ignoring press inquiries about whether @WashArchbishop will “bring down the hammer on Pelosi.” pic.twitter.com/KPtY6gpZzu
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 23, 2022
Within his letter, Cordileone specified the reason for imposing the sanction on Pelosi, who is a parishioner of his archdiocese, was that as a “Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others.”
“Therefore,” the prelate wrote, “universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion’ (Code of Canon Law, can. 915).”
The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. The Church teaches that no Catholic who has committed a mortal sin is to present himself for Holy Communion until he has confessed that sin in the Sacrament of Confession.
Canon 915 of the Church’s Code of Canon Law instructs that “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”
Prior to Cordileone’s order, Pelosi had said that she has not experienced any “difficulties” in receiving Communion while supporting the slaughter of the unborn.
The denial of the Sacrament “depends on the bishop in a certain region,” Pelosi opined in a 2018 interview with The Washington Post. “Fortunately, for me it has not – Communion has not been withheld and I’m a regular communicant so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case,” she said.
Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the congresswoman pushed back against Cordileone barring her from the Eucharist, forwarding the specious claim that the Catholic Church is doctrinally opposed to capital punishment and questioning why then proponents of the death penalty are not censured.
“I wonder about the death penalty, which I’m opposed to. So is the Church, but they take no actions against people who may not share their view,” she said in the Tuesday interview.
Cordileone wrote that he had made “many requests” to speak with Pelosi about her support for abortion while presenting as a faithful Catholic public servant, but was largely ignored.
Despite the lack of communication from the Speaker, the archbishop said that he stands “ready to continue our conversation at any time, and will continue to offer up prayer and fasting for you.”
The archbishop also asked the faithful to pray for Pelosi’s “conversion of heart” and that of all pro-abortion politicians.
LifeSiteNews reached out to the Archdiocese of Washington press office for comment but did not immediately receive any reply.