BREAKTHROUGH: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Told NOT to Present for Holy Communion – Canon 915

BREAKTHROUGH: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Told NOT to Present for Holy Communion – Canon 915

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 20, 2022 / 13:03 pm (CNA).

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion.

Cordileone said on May 20 that the step was “purely pastoral, not political” and came after Pelosi, D-Calif., who has described herself as a “devout Catholic,” repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to reach out to her to discuss her abortion advocacy.

Cordileone said that he sent the notification to Pelosi, “a member of our archdiocese,” on May 19. The Democratic leader did not immediately respond publicly to Cordileone’s announcement after it was released to the media Friday afternoon. In a 2008 interview with C-SPAN, Pelosi said being denied Communion would be “a severe blow,” describing herself at the time as a “regular communicant.”

Cordileone’s instructions apply only within the San Francisco Archdiocese. Other bishops have jurisdiction over such matters when Pelosi is Washington, D.C., and other dioceses around the U.S. and abroad.

In a May 20 letter addressed to lay Catholics, Cordileone explained that he issued the instruction in accordance with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which states that “Those … obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance,” Cordileone wrote in the letter.

Separate letter sent to priests

In a separate letter to priests of the San Francisco Archdiocese also released Friday, Cordileone responded preemptively to criticism that he was “weaponizing the Eucharist.”

He insisted that his decision was “simply application of Church teaching.”

“I have been very clear all along, in both my words and my actions, that my motive is pastoral, not political,” he said in the letter.

In the same letter, the archbishop described his repeated attempts to meet with Pelosi — who represents San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress — since she announced in September 2021 that she would seek to codify Roe. v. Wade into U.S. law.

He said that he wrote to the Speaker in April this year, “detailing the extreme position to which she has moved on the abortion question and explaining the scandal that it is causing and the danger to her own soul.”

“I asked her to repudiate this position, or else refrain from referring to her Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion,” he wrote.

“I also advised her that if she refused to do this, I would be forced to make a public announcement that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

He said that he received no response, but contacted Pelosi again a month later when she described herself as a “devout Catholic” while explaining why she supported abortion, in the wake of the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court could strike down Roe v. Wade.

“In consequence of all this and all that has led up to it,” Cordileone told priests, “it is my determined judgment that this resistance to pastoral counsel has gone on for too long, and there is nothing more that can be done at this point to help the Speaker understand the seriousness of the evil her advocacy for abortion is perpetrating and the scandal she is causing.

“I therefore issued her the aforementioned Notification that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” he wrote.

A long-running impasse

Cordileone and Pelosi have clashed repeatedly over abortion since Benedict XVI appointed Cordileone to lead the San Francisco Archdiocese in 2012.

Tensions rose notably in 2021 as the push to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision reached the Supreme Court and the U.S. bishops engaged in a heated discussion over whether pro-abortion politicians should be denied Communion.

In May 2021, Pelosi said that she was “pleased” with a Vatican letter to the U.S. bishops addressing the debate. She claimed that the Vatican had instructed the bishops not to be “divisive” on the issue.

In response, Cordileone said the Vatican was in fact promoting “dialogue” between bishops and pro-abortion politicians, “to help them understand the grave evil they are helping to perpetrate and accompany them to a change of heart.”

In July 2021, Cordileone sharply criticized Pelosi after she cited her Catholic faith while defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions.

The archbishop launched a prayer campaign in September 2021 aimed at inspiring “a conversion of heart” among politicians supporting abortion, “beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

Cordileone urged Catholics to sign up for the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign, which delivered thousands of roses to the speaker as a symbol of prayer and fasting for the 82-year-old mother of five.

In October 2021, Pelosi met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Commenting on the audience, Cordileone said that “popes meet with everyone” and that the encounter didn’t signal a papal endorsement of the Speaker’s views on abortion.

Warning about reprisals

In his letter to priests, Cordileone acknowledged that his decision could lead to an increase in attacks on Catholic churches.

“Our churches are already being targeted for violence, and our worship services are being disrupted, which motivated me to send you the memo last week asking you to be more attentive to security measures on your property. These attacks may now likely increase. I realize this,” he said.

“But for us, as faithful disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, this is a cause for rejoicing, for the only reason this is happening is due to the Catholic Church’s consistent defense of the sanctity of human life in all stages and conditions, and especially at its beginning in the womb of the mother.”

Cordileone continued, “I am convinced that this is a time that God is calling us to live the last beatitude: ‘Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven’ (Matthew 5:11-12).”   Source – Catholic World Report

This is a developing story.   

Editor writes…

This is wonderful news – a prelate who is invoking Canon 915 to remove the scandal of a pro-abortion politician blasphemously receiving the Eucharist. Deo gratias!

Now, will other bishops follow his excellent example? Joe Biden’s bishop, for starters? And please sign the petition in support of Archbishop Cordileone over at Lifesitenews

Comments (28)

  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear Editior

    Praise God for Archbishop Cordileone in these evil times.

    It is high time these so called Catholic politicians were reminded that their obedience to Gods laws is fundamental and comes before the laws of humanity.

    I have no doubts there will be a ferocious backlash against him from all quarters including the Vatican.

    We are at a rubicon moment it will be interesting to see who stands in line with him and more importantly who will raise their voice in opposition.

    I pray that in the designs of Providence that this will begin a process that will awaken peoples hearts and minds to the absolute abomination of the evil of Abortion in our world. It is a sin that cries to Heaven for redress.

    Yours in Christ

    Michael 🙏

    May 21, 2022 at 1:50 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    She’ll just go to her mate Pope Francis and get it overturned – or Abp Cordileone removed. She’s a nasty piece of work, and she didn’t get where she did today by being a good Catholic.

    May 21, 2022 at 2:47 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Am certainly with You and all Catholics trying to be Faithful. Pelosi and Her Ilk are scandalous to The Faith but to me this Edict should have come from Bergoglio Long ago. It’s not we know just Nancy Pelosi it is all who Approach for the Sacrament of Holy Communion Pelosi is a special case because Publicly She enforces a Sin that Cries Out To The Heavens for Vengeance and Preaches that She is a Catholic in good Standing. She has sinned Publicly and needs to Repent Publicly of course again Her Pride and Her support from Bergoglio will not let Her do that. Pelosi could have and should have Publicly been called to account by Bergoglio.

      BTW Her Evil Partner in Crime Ms Harris as LSN has said has at long last found Her greatest Passion. Since becoming Vice President She has hardly been seen . Now with Abortion on The Front News She is absolutely revelling in the Publicity . She cannot get enough Babies Killed. LSN was correct in calling Her a Vampire.

      May 21, 2022 at 6:29 pm
  • Marinaio Reply

    “Cordileone’s instructions apply only within the San Francisco Archdiocese. Other bishops have jurisdiction over such matters when Pelosi is Washington, D.C., and other dioceses around the U.S. and abroad.”

    As happy as I am with this development, I have to point out that the above quote is somewhat bizarre. “Instructions”? Not excommunication? What the heck is going on in NewChurch? I think back to the episcopal consecrations at Econe in 1988. Rome’s actions, like a thunderbolt, were almost immediate. My family and I were barely making our way over the Alps back to our home in Naples, Italy, when news came that JPII had taken immediate action against Archbishop Lefebvre and the four bishops he had just consecrated. Archbishop Lefebvre was declared to have severed himself from the Church and the word “excommunication” was prominently used twice in that Motu Proprio, Ecclesia Adflicta.

    So, why did Archbishop LionHeart avoid the use of that word in the case of the Wicked Witch of the West? One canon lawyer I found online opined that since Nancy had already been separated from the Church latae sententiae, she was de facto excommunicated and therefore no pronouncement was necessary from the Archbishop of San Francisco. But then that does not mesh with the words in the quote above, wherein it is clear that the Holy Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. (where the Speaker of the House lives most of the year) will not be enforcing any action from her home archdiocese. (Well, after all, he is far too busy crushing the TLM in his domain, now setting his sights on St. Mary Mother of God, where the Mass of the Ages has been offered for at least three decades, but that’s another story.)

    I ran to my bookcase to retrieve my copy of the Code of Canon Law, and here is what Canon 915 says in its entirety: “Those who are excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

    Again, I hate to point out the fly in the ointment, but if this pseudo-Catholic Pelosi has actually incurred “excommunication or interdict,” how is it that this does not follow her no matter where she is in our ostensibly universal Church? And why did Archbishop LionHeart so awkwardly avoid the use of the word “excommunication”? Apparently universal excommunications are only intended for use against those nasty “trads”. So, this horrible creature, who has supported and even actively contributed to the torture and cruel deaths of more than sixty million babies (and who said last week that Roe v. Wade must be “enshrined”} can simply present herself alongside Creepy Joe Biden in Holy Wilton’s jurisdiction, stick out her blood-stained hands, and receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    This issue of abortion has, incredibly, caused such division in our erstwhile ecclesial leadership that yesterday’s action by the Archbishop of San Francisco may be more of a Pyrrhic victory. In fact it may highlight those deep divisions and, regarding yesterday’s thread of how much we should tell potential converts, cause more non-Catholics to hold to their pre-conceived notions of a Church in great turmoil. Some will say, “Ah, well, at least he did something.” And yes, the words he wrote about her giving public scandal are solidly Catholic, so we must give credit to him in that regard. But what the heck took him so long? In the final analysis, what Archbishop Cordileone may have done with his half-baked pronouncement is to open himself — and all of us — up to the likes of FrancisCardinals Cupich and Gregory, not to mention Francis himself.

    I suppose there are many who would say that I should shut up and just be grateful for what we have. In fact, isn’t that the mantra of traditionalists since 1984? Just be thankful for the few crumbs or sops from the master’s table. “Well at least it was something,” No! it needs to be more than just something! And beware of anyone who starts off assessing our prelates’ actions with “at least he . . .” Our Church leaders are derelict in their duties, and as Catholics we ought, by right, to have an episcopacy and clergy that is thoroughly and boldly Catholic, not meekly issuing occasional pronouncements that we cling to for warm and fuzzy feelings. If they won’t do that, then we Catholic laity must!

    May 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm
    • editor Reply


      Well said! Bravo!

      I have to admit, I rushed to publish the thread, thinking (wrongly, I now see) that invoking Canon 915 meant she was excommunicated. How did I miss that?

      You are so right – the word “excommunication” is applied, without delay, to any “traditionalist” who as much as misses a decade of the rosary once in a while… so thank you for pointing out the error of my ways – I should not have missed that. Hugely important.

      I so agree with you that it is crucial not to get into the “thankful for small mercies/crumbs that fall from the master’s table” mentality. I’ve been saying that for years now, notably when the Latin Mass Brigade would express their delight that Bishop X has agreed a TLM out in the sticks on a Tuesday night at 7pm, in a district where the Rottweillers go around in pairs, there’s no parking and although it’s illegal, bring your gun, and we all need to make sacrifices 😀

      I did think (and have thought every time Archbishop Cordileone speaks out on this) that he certainly took his time in publicly invoking Canon 915. It’s good to support him for doing that, since he’ll (no doubt) experience the wrath of Speaker Pelosi’s friends – you know the ones, those with [baby] murder in mind. One priest suggests we email through to congratulate the archbishop for his “courageous” action (which is nothing more than his – overdue – duty, of course) but we really should ask him to finish the job and excommunicate her, pronto.

      Thank you Marinaio – you are a star!

      May 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    I need some clarification about Canon 915: there appears to be a sequential distinction between excommunication and interdiction, and the declaration of the penalty. The wording says “after the imposition or declaration of the penalty.”

    Doesn’t that imply that excommunication or interdiction is an additional step after the penalty (of being forbidden to communicate)?

    Also, a minor note on this tidbit: “Cordileone’s instructions apply only within the San Francisco Archdiocese.” If there had been an excommunication, even a de facto one, Cordileone’s ruling would apply everywhere within the Universal Church, not just in his Archdiocese.

    In any case, I think Westminsterfly has read the handwriting on the wall well: Pelosi (who comes from a Mafioso family) will simply get Francis to overturn the decision. Probably behind the scenes, though, through such sleazy characters as Cupich or Gregory. Cupich has a certain unwritten jurisdiction, I believe, over the western US dioceses. Perhaps he will receive a new set of diamond cufflinks as a reward for obeying his boss…

    May 21, 2022 at 4:18 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply

      RCA Victor,

      I don’t see it as a sequence – an interdict is a bar, or prohibition (that’s one penalty) but excommunication put a person outside of the Church altogether, a much more severe penalty. 915 says that anyone who has been given the penalty of excommunication or interdict, or “obstinately persist in manifest grave sin” cannot receive Communion. I think she’s in the “obstinate” category for now. She’s not been publicly excommunicated but IMHO she has automatically excommunicated herself already, long time ago.

      I don’t know enough about jurisdiction to comment on your third paragraph but if one bishops uses Canon 915, I think all bishops should respect it and see that she does not receive Communion in their diocese as well. Otherwise, you could say it’s pointless. Some dioceses border each other so that I can go to Mass in a number of dioceses, so if my bishop told me not to receive, I could take my pick of several other dioceses. that makes no sense.

      May 21, 2022 at 4:42 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      I’ve just checked my Code of Canon Law (cough) and it only says the following (which I don’t interpret as you seem to suggest, although you could be right and I could be wrong. There’s a first time for everything)…

      Can.915 : Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion (sic).

      I read that simply as saying the people in any of those three categories must not receive Communion.

      If anything they’re listed in the wrong order, so to speak. For a long time, Nancy Pelosi has been in that third category – obstinately persisting (despite correction from all sides, including her archbishop) in manifest grave sin, by promoting the evil of abortion. Now, I think it is safe to say, she’s moved into the “interdict” category since “interdict” represents a prohibition on participating in something, coming from an authoritative source (in this case, her archbishop) and so, unless she repents, with the required public rejection of her past support for abortion and goes to Confession, there is only one category left and (here’s a clue) it begins with the letter E

      I notice a lot of people are commenting to say “this only applies in Archbishop Cordileone’s diocese”, but that’s how it is supposed to work. The innovation of Bishops Conferences has made it seem like the bishops are no more important (or free to act) than a Company Board of Directors. However, each bishop has responsibility for, and authority over, his own diocese and will be called to account at his Judgement as to how he exercised that authority.

      The real issue/question is, why won’t EVERY US bishop do the same thing, and publicly apply Canon 915 to all abortion supporting Catholics?

      May 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm
      • RCAVictor

        Editor (and Margaret Mary),

        There is an important word left out of the version of 915 you both quoted. Here is the wording from the Vatican’s canon law website:

        Can. 915 “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.” (italics mine) (this is the same version quoted by Marinaio)

        So my original question about a sequence of events remains….first the penalty, then the interdict, then the excommunication. Or, to put it another way, this ruling is not a de facto excommunication, as the canon lawyer quoted by Marinaio thinks. Excommunication is a more drastic step…which is pretty much what you said here:

        “Now, I think it is safe to say, she’s moved into the “interdict” category since “interdict” represents a prohibition on participating in something, coming from an authoritative source (in this case, her archbishop) and so, unless she repents, with the required public rejection of her past support for abortion and goes to Confession, there is only one category left and (here’s a clue) it begins with the letter E.”

        At this point I’m not clear on the difference between interdict and penalty, but this website says that what Abp. Cordileone has done is a personal interdict:

        Here is the Vatican website on canon law:

        And finally, I hope this penalty/interdict sticks – but I’m not betting the farm on it….not while Francis’ servile yes-men are taking up time and space, always ready to do the bidding of their master….

        May 21, 2022 at 11:27 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        I think that “after” (putting it together with “declaration) presumably simply means after a warning. The person is to be warned (and Archbishop Cordileone explains that he has spoken many times to Pelosi to warn her against describing herself as “a devout Catholic” when she is promoting abortion. Now – since she’s ignored his warnings – she is under the penalty of prohibition from receiving Holy Communion.

        I agree, though, that having different “versions” of the Canon, doesn’t help. And the Vatican, generally speaking, could benefit from a few lessons in writing simple English.

        May 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply


    I agree that Archbishop Cordileone should finish the job and excommunicate her. Michael, is right to say that so called catholic politicians should be reminded of their duty to God’s law before the laws of humanity.

    Lifesitenews did this topic on Nancy Pelosi in late 2019. In her college years she was taught by radical nuns which set on her pro abortion stance. It seems that God’s law did not apply to her stance on abortion.

    May 21, 2022 at 4:34 pm
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear Editor,

    In addendum

    l would wish to see Archbishop Cordileone take additional measures and issue a clear unambiguous directives within the entirety of his Archdiocese not merely in relation to Pelosi but his own clergy and laity alike that Canon 915 will be publicly enforced under his Canonical and Pastoral authority and jurisdiction if they conduct themselves in a similar fashion.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 21, 2022 at 4:37 pm
  • Marinaio Reply

    Dear Editor,

    In reading your response to my comments, I realized I had to write for two reasons.

    First, my comments were not, in fact, directed at your analysis, but rather at the entire frustrating situation. When Mrs. Marinaio brought me the news yesterday afternoon, I was happily weeding my strawberry patch, and initially I started singing, “Ding Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead” (apologies to L. Frank Baum and his Wizard of Oz”. But as I continued to work in the garden — very good for thinking — I convinced myself that it was likely not all I had hoped for, and in fact, when reading the news reports later, felt a bit let down. I actually agreed with what you had written, and just wanted to point out that it may not be what we all thought it could or should be. Which leads me to my second point:

    I am not a canon lawyer, so I have no idea just what all the wording in Canon 915 means. All of the comments so far highlight very good points. I am no expert in this area; but I will seek the opinions of those who are.

    Having said that, there are some bright spots in all this. Here is a list of the supporters of Archbishop Cordileone’s pronouncement:

    And “One Mad Mom” has some good things to say that might mitigate my somewhat negative analysis:

    Meanwhile, as usual, Mrs. Marinaio is right again. She lets me know when my writing is not clear enough to prevent being misconstrued. I will ask her to proof-read everything I send from now on. I promise. :

    May 21, 2022 at 6:13 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      One of the First things that comes out of all the Comments is that this Good Archbishop gave Pelosi ample time to examine Her conscience and all of this could have been prevented had Pelosi not been a Hypocrite and just Did Not Receive The Eucharist.

      Of course She is not the only High Public Woman especially who wants the Catholic Church to be their own version . Mary Robinson former President of Ireland would am actually sure want to be the First Woman Pope and probably is maybe worse in the Mold than Pelosi. These so called Catholic Women are Venomous when it comes to their point of view.

      That of course brings me to the word Hypocrite. Many years ago an Uncle of mine died ,am talking here of about 1971 . As is usual at least back then. His corpse was taken to Church the night before the Funeral. Having not been to Confession in a while and if Truth be told didn’t want to be the odd one out next day for Communion I went to Confession. The Priest hearing it asked me would I have been at Confession if my Uncle hadn’t died I said No . He wasn’t going to give me absolution and Me being Headstrong at that age took offense to this Priest. In fact a Few Years later I had words with Him ,but He was correct and was only interested that I in all Honesty go back to the Faith. I Know not how many if any on Here identify with My Experience.

      If you do, you know it was my Pride that was Hurt so how does Pelosi feel. Don’t get Me wrong I do not sympathize with Her in anyway as She is surely Mature enough to know the
      5Th Commandment. Thou Shalt Not Kill . But does She think in Her Sober moments which are getting fewer and fewer, and as Real Old Age Approaches how little time She really has. As for myself it is one of my regrets that when I saw the Light so to speak, I never Apologized to that Old Wise Good Priest.

      May 21, 2022 at 7:27 pm
    • Fidelis Reply


      I came into post this short video of Taylor Marshall giving the names of the bishops who support Archbishop Cordileone. Two things. I would have expected every bishop to support him and also every bishop to say that she must not communicate in his diocese either. When I saw you had provided a link to the names I decided to post the video extract anyway.

      May 21, 2022 at 7:31 pm
    • editor Reply


      Please thank Mrs Marinaio for me – us gals must stick together 😀

      However, I didn’t interpret your comment as being directed at my “analysis” (it hardly merits the name!) but the fact is, I didn’t think of “excommunication”; for one thing, I’ve been battling my computer all day, and gave up trying to post the above CNA report, tried to post the Lifesitenews report but, for (different) technical (and temper!) reasons gave up there, too, and returned to CNA – success at last! So, I can’t say I read everything thoroughly and even if I had, my struggles with the technology would have chased it out of my memory!

      Anyway, this interview is worth watching – bits of it I find a little disappointing; I just wish bishops, and the rest of the Catholic community, would stop trying to appear “reasonable”… He answers the question about excommunication at 16:08…

      A strong finish, I would say… How to answer critics who say Pelosi has her conscience telling her differently from the Archbishop’s conscience. He hit that nail on the head – big time!

      May 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply


    May 23, 2022 at 11:03 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      Utterly disgraceful. Now if Archbishop Cordileone turns a blind eye to that, he will have completely lost my respect, not that that’s going to keep him awake at night. He now, surely, has no option but to pronounce the E word on her – immediately if not sooner.

      All those priests quoted in that Lifenews article, as having given or being willing to give her (and/or Biden) Holy Communion, are self-identifying as apostates.

      The clear out of priests like those – the muck in the Church – is long overdue. WAY long overdue.

      May 23, 2022 at 11:18 pm
      • RCAVictor


        From what I understand, it was the corrupt Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington DC who approved of Pelosi receiving in his Archdiocese. I’m sure Pelosi will take unlimited advantage of his betrayal.

        It’ll be interesting to see how Abp. Cordileone reacts….

        May 23, 2022 at 11:28 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      After posting my previous response, I decided to email Archbishop Cordileone via the diocesan website. I sent him the link to this thread, so here’s hoping and praying that he gets to read it and that he doesn’t decide that, for my cheek, he will excommunicate li’l ole me, instead… 😀

      May 23, 2022 at 11:33 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Fear not, you’ll probably get a warning first…. 🙂

        May 23, 2022 at 11:51 pm
  • editor Reply

    I’ve just paid a visit to Tradidi Quod et Accepi, where Marinaio has posted a terrific article on this subject; I’ve submitted a comment for publication and recommend others do the same. Here’s the link…

    May 25, 2022 at 2:55 pm
  • editor Reply

    Another bishop in the USA has prohibited Pelosi from approaching for Holy Communion

    May 26, 2022 at 7:57 am
  • gabriel syme Reply

    May God bless ++Cordileone for this (long overdue) move. And the handful of Bishops who have publicly supported him.

    How disgraceful then, that the worthless Cardinal Gregory of Washington DC has confirmed Pelosi may continue to receive Communion there.

    He is completely unworthy of his Cardinal’s garb, a coward and an enemy of the Church.

    I had been considering emailing the Diocese of San Fransisco to commend Archbishop Corileone. I will do that, but I will now also email Washington DC to inform Gregory that he is both a disgrace and an agent of Satan (I expect he is already aware).

    May 27, 2022 at 7:52 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    It seems Archbishop Cordileone is a little bit schizophrenic. It’s great that he barred Pelosi from Holy Communion, but then today he’s ordaining a homosexual to the diaconate, against all Church teaching. Perhaps those who seem to have given him unqualified praise might like to re-think their position on Abp Cordileone:

    May 28, 2022 at 11:26 am
    • editor Reply


      Thank you for that alert. Very disappointing, but then, we can hardly be surprised. There just does not seem to be any bishop, not a single one, who is 100% faithful. Even Archbishop Vigano, if you recall, fell prey to endorsing an unapproved apparition… we discussed it at the following link…

      We’re truly having to be thankful for small mercies, the crumbs that fall from the master’s table; we should not settle for that, of course, but just like if we manage to get a dentist’s appointment without having years to wait, we can only thank the Lord for this, such as it it – better than nothing. Not exactly a high bar.

      What this also reminds me about is that for years I’ve been saying “whoa!” to the many people who insisted “crisis over” because Cardinal Winning or some other bishops made a pro-life pronouncement. I used to say that, while it is pleasing that this or that bishop/priest has done that, it is not the “hallmark” of a Catholic – it’s a basic human right, life from conception to natural death. Atheists, agnostics, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, people of every religion and none, oppose the murder of the unborn (and now the newborn). So, this news about Archbishop Cordileone should serve to underline the fact that while we are grateful for such an intervention in the case of the huge scandal caused by “Catholic” politicians flaunting their imagined Catholicity, it’s not sufficient to demonstrate authentic Catholicity on the part of the archbishop, if you get my drift.

      May 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Precisely. And bear in mind that the homosexual that Abp Cordileone is ordaining today, is guilty in the sight of God of public blasphemy as well. There has been no public rejection of that blasphemy, to the best of my knowledge. Plus the fact Abp Cordileone’s very public drink / driving conviction from a while ago (and drink / driving – despite what some people may think, is not a minor misdemeanour – it can KILL people). I know people fawn over Abp Cordileone, but I don’t know why. I’ve never been impressed – on the contrary – I have grave concerns about him. Remember how all those people (including Pope John Paul II) fawned over Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado of the ‘conservative’ Legionaries of Christ, who turned out to be a complete pervert and drug addict.
        All of these people who we are supposed to look to for guidance are often more deeply flawed and ignorant than your average lay person. Again, Sister Lucia tells us from the same 1957 interview with Fr Fuentes that I put in another thread: “Father, we should not wait for an appeal to the world to come from Rome on the part of the Holy Father, to do penance. Nor should we wait for the call to penance to come from our bishops in our diocese, nor from the religious congregations. No! Our Lord has already very often used these means, and the world has not paid attention. That is why now, it is necessary for each one of us to begin to reform himself spiritually. Each person must not only save his own soul but also help to save all the souls that God has placed on our path”.

        May 28, 2022 at 6:02 pm
  • Lily Reply

    Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to keep approaching for Holy Communion when her own bishop has told her not to.

    I’ve also just come across this report about her husband. Drink-driving seems to be his thing.

    June 1, 2022 at 6:32 pm

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