Pelosi hometown bishop explains why he thinks pro-choice Catholics should be denied Communion
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the hometown of Nancy Pelosi, joined “Fox and friends“Tuesday, to discuss a letter he wrote that gained national attention for suggesting that prominent Catholics who support abortion should not receive Holy Communion.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO SUGGESTS PELOSI, BIDEN SHOULD BE REFUSED OF COMMUNION
STEVE DOOCY: Can you be a devout Catholic practitioner and support abortion?
ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE CORDILEONE: Absolutely not, absolutely not, and … another reason I had to write this letter is to help people understand what it is. This is not just one political issue among many. It is the most fundamental right. It is the right to life. We are talking about killing innocent human beings. So this is a very serious question. Anyone who cooperates in it commits a very serious sin, and absolutely not. It is not possible.
DOOCY: Archbishop, does that mean you would refuse to give Communion to someone like Nancy Pelosi, who’s in San Francisco, if she came to your church?
CORDILEONE: As I mentioned, these conversations have to take place before a move like this happens. I believe in President Pelosi’s case, she understands that I respect the teaching of the church, and I don’t think I would imagine this situation to actually happen. But rather it is to avoid the scandal that can be caused when leading Catholics, regardless of their standard of living, advocate something that is the denial of a basic human right, and claim to be a good Catholic. in good conscience. I must be very clear in teaching: Catholics do not deny basic human rights and remain in order in the church.