U.S. President Joe Biden should consult with his bishop or parish priest about his stance on abortion, Pope Francis said, adding that the primary concern of bishops should be pastoral care.
In itself, Friday’s announcement that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone formally has barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion over her support for abortion rights probably shouldn’t be surprising, and it also may not be very consequential, at least in the short term.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Monday doubled down on his stance that Catholic public figures who support abortion rights should be barred from receiving Communion while at the same time pleading with them to have a change of heart.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has become the latest American bishop to advocate barring Catholic public figures who support abortion rights from communion, as the debate on the topic continues to grow since President Joe Biden, the country’s second Catholic president and a pro-choice Democrat, took office.
When Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco looked at the video that captured images of a mob toppling a statue of St. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Rafael in Northern California last month, he felt personal pain.
Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Bishop James Johnston have placed a friendly wager on the game’s outcome.