San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded to comments made by former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on March 23 in which the Catholic Democrat, who represents San Francisco in Congress, defended her public position on abortion.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., quoted from the Book of Ecclesiastes Nov. 17, saying that “Scripture teaches us that for everything, there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven.”
Taiwan’s ambassador to the Holy See has condemned China’s retaliation for the recent visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, saying the decision by Chinese officials to launch missiles into their air and water space is inflammatory, juvenile, and dangerous for the entire region.
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Pope Francis addressed several hot-button topics, including his health and resignation rumors, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the recent overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States.
In May, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Pelosi’s home diocese, barred the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from receiving communion in the archdiocese over her outspoken support of abortion rights.
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.
Two days after Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from receiving Communion in San Francisco over her support for abortion rights, Pope Francis offered support to a pro-life demonstration, saying life is a gift from God.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking out about the verdict and what lies ahead after former President Donald Trump was acquitted on an impeachment charge on Feb. 13.
Last April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote these words: