Pelosi, who is in Rome on a family vacation, attended Pope Francis‘ Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Basilica.
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The Holy Eucharist is indeed a ‘healing remedy’ for those in the state of grace — but for anyone conscious of mortal sin, divine mercy must first be sought in the confessional.
Moreover, receiving the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin is sacrilegious because it is ‘a failure to show the reverence due to the sacred Body and Blood of Christ.’
The grave significance of receiving of Holy Communion should not be underestimated.
Another well-known Protestant politician received Communion personally from Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, at the same event.
On May 20, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made the bold pastoral move to notify House Speaker Nancy Pelosi she would not be permitted to receive the Holy Eucharist in the San Francisco archdiocese until she publicly recants her support for abortion. How will this action reverberate beyond Pelosi? Register Senior Editor Jonathan Liedl brings us the story. Then, in light of the Solemnity of the Ascension, we turn to another question: Were the disciples sad when Christ ascended into Heaven? On this topic, Register blogger John Clark has some insights to share.
Panelist Whoopi Goldberg told Archbishop Cordileone, who banned Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion in his archdiocese, “This is not your job, dude! That is not up to you to make that decision.”
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone noted that many Catholics don’t understand Church teaching on the Eucharist.
Archbishop Cordileone's instructions apply only within the San Francisco Archdiocese. Other bishops have jurisdiction over such matters when Pelosi is in Washington, D.C., and other dioceses around the U.S. and abroad.