Posted without comment — too disgusted to comment! Can anyone spell s-c-a-n-d-a-l? And this action with the Pope in Rome, does it  throw her Archbishop Cordileoni under the bus? Hum?

Pope Francis, greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband, Paul Pelosi before celebrating a Mass on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. (Vatican Media via AP)
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ROME (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights.

Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, during which Francis bestowed the woolen pallium stole on newly consecrated archbishops.

She was seated in a VIP diplomatic section of the basilica and received Communion along with the rest of the congregants, according to two people who witnessed the moment.

Pelosi’s home archbishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, has said he will no longer allow her to receive the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

Cordileone, a conservative, has said Pelosi must either repudiate her support for abortion or stop speaking publicly of her Catholic faith.

Pelosi has done neither. She called the recent Supreme Court ruling removing constitutional protections for abortion an “outrageous and heart-wrenching” decision that fulfils the Republican Party’s “dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.”

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  1. Rob Murphy

    Basically a punch in the face to Archbishop Cordileone from Pope Francis.
    Does it really surprise anyone?

    STEVE RAY HERE: I agree completely know, I am not surprised.

  2. Tom+Govern

    So many Bishops of our Church including our Pope, say one thing but do another. They want the lay people to do the heavy lifting and do not back us up. Pope Francis could have made a significant statement but did not. It is difficult to judge his and other Bishops’ reasoning when the teaching of the Church is so clear..

    STEVE RSY HERE: I agree 100% time! Thanks and greetings from Rome.

  3. Charles Jackson

    Makes one wonder how the pope personally thinks of America.. Sounds like he looks at the world through socialist eyes. Too much to say about the lack of support for the American Bishops except those he placed in DC and certain California cities… one wonders if pope for life and s a good thing or not or to relegate former popes back to the magisterium

  4. Alan Doksansky

    This behavior is typical of Nancy Pelosi. In February 2020, after President Trump finished his State of the Union Address, and while she was standing behind him, she very pointedly tore up, almost page by page, her copy of his speech, making sure everyone saw her do it. By her actions in receiving Holy Communion, especially at the Vatican, she did the same thing to Archbishop Cordileone. In May 2021, the Archbishop published “Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life”. She symbolically tore this up, along with his request to her that she not present herself for Holy Communion in his Diocese unless she repented of her support for abortion. He had worked for years trying to reason with her.
    It is very unfortunate that Pope Francis did not support his Archbishop by making a statement when he found out she received Communion, and that the US House of Representatives has such a childish and vindictive person who must always get her own way, and who calls herself “a devote Catholic”, as its leader.

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