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Banned From Communion

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on May 28, 2022 by andelino

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.

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Full Text: Archbishop Cordileone’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi Banning Her From Holy Communion

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Banning Abortion Is the Only Reasonable Moral Choice

Catholic Hypocrites

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2021 by andelino

Fraud-In-Chief Joe Biden got the bad news earlier this year. Ice Cream Queen Nancy Pelosi got the word, too. You cannot have it both ways, said the respective Archbishops to the two Democrat catholic hypocrites. You cannot claim to be Catholic, receive the Sacraments, and support a woman’s decision to murder her unborn child by abortion.

The following is the condemnation Pelosi received this week in response to her criticism of the Hyde Amendment.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Pelosi’s home diocese, criticized her stance on the Hyde Amendment. “Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it,” he told CNA. “The right to life is a fundamental — the most fundamental — human right, and Catholics do not oppose fundamental human rights.”

The Hyde Amendment, a federal policy since 1976, prohibits funding of most abortions in Medicaid. The amendment has been debated since its inception. Democrats are against it, and Republicans have always supported the amendment since its inception in the 70s. The argument by Democrats is that by not affording payment for abortions via Medicaid, we are discriminating against low-income women.

There has never been a concern for the unborn infant in the Democrat’s argument, which is the issue here. The Catholic Church, as well as nearly every Republican, believes that life begins at inception. Anyone who favors abortion under almost any instance violates the belief of the Church and puts you in the position Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi find themselves today. They disavow their faith and are therefore forbidden from receiving the Sacraments of the Church.

This statement is a bold stance by the Archbishops and is long overdue. Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have been using the label of Devout Catholic to their advantage for years. Doing so allows them to play both sides of the fence. Their belief in the right for women to have an abortion and have it paid for by the government aligns them with the Pro-Choice folks. Claiming they are True Catholics places them in good favor with the evangelicals who can overlook the abortion support. Catholics and Pro-Life supporters have always found this hypocrisy abhorrent. 

We are thrilled that someone like these two Archbishops finally dared to speak out and take on these two influential people. The question now is what is the Church going to do to support these two Church hypocrites? Hopefully, the Priests who serve the masses that Biden and Pelosi attend will be onboard and refuse to administer the Sacrament of Holy Communion when they approach the altar. This is the only way the condemnation has any validity.

If they are still allowed to receive the Sacrament, then it is all just meaningless dialog. There is a movement in the country to tighten the restrictions on abortions which kill over 800,000 unborn infants each year in the United States. This move by the Catholic Church is overdue but still welcome by most Catholics.

To put the Abortion statistics in perspective, 2018 showed the lowest number of abortions in a year since Roe vs. Wade. People are appalled at the number of COVID-19 deaths, which is roughly 600,000. That was for one 15 month period. Nearly one million abortions are done every year. It may be on a decline, but it is still far too many.

We on the Right hope the trend continues and welcome the Church to help continue the fight for the life of every unborn child.

Amen.

Cafeteria Catholic Pelosi

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2019 by andelino

Pro-Abortion Pelosi’s Convenient Catholicism
By Daniel John Sobieski

If House speaker Nancy Pelosi is a “practicing Catholic,” then Sen. Elizabeth Warren is an “American Indian.”

If she is a “practicing Catholic” then one hopes that one day she gets it right. You cannot be in fundamental “disagreement” with a fundamental “doctrine” of the Catholic Church and then wrap yourself in its vestments to proclaim you don’t “hate” anybody.

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi doesn’t invoke her Catholic “conscience” when she supports her caucus’s “abortion-until-birth” infanticide policy, the ultimate “separation” of mother from child. There is no worse “brutality” than what an unborn child feels at the hands of a surgeon’s tools. It is a fact that forceps kill more children than gunsA detention center on the border or the deportation of those who have had their due process and have a deportation order lawfully issued by a judge doesn’t even come close.

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi did not respect faith-based communities and other organizations, such as her Catholic Church, when it came to ObamaCare’s attempt to force them and the institutions they administer to provide insurance that pays for abortions and contraceptives. When it comes to Catholics and pro-life people acting on their “religious” conscience, she fights them quicker than you can say “Hobby Lobby.”

As LifeSiteNews reported during a recent abortion funding battle:

“Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted Catholics for fighting for the right not to perform or fund abortions, describing their abhorrence for supporting abortions as this conscience thing,” in remarks to the Washington Post.

During a debate in the House over a bill to stop abortion funding in the health care bill and to strengthen conscience rights on abortion, Pelosi had described the bill as “savage,” claiming that it would allow doctors to let women “die on the floor” because they could refuse to perform an abortion.

In her remarks to the Post, Pelosi, who says she is Catholic, defended her statements against the Protect Life Act. While some “may not like the language,” she said, “the truth is what I said.”

“They would” let women die on the floor, she said. “They would!  Again, whatever their intention is, this is the effect. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it … but they have this conscience thing about abortion,” added Pelosi.

Apparently, this “conscience thing” may be invoked in the name of open borders, sanctuary cities and states coddling murderers of American citizens, and enforcing lawful deportation orders, but not when you are someone who believes life begins at conception and ends at natural death and not at the end of an abortionist’s forceps.

Heaven, as some have suggested, is a place with high walls and extreme vetting. And, we are told, once you have been judged, you are cast out — uh, deported. There is a big gate, which could be called a “port of entry,” but you do not get to climb over it or sneak around it.

Yes, Nancy Pelosi has children, but according to her, she had the right to “snuff out every one of their lives” right up to the moment of birth, perhaps even after, as the Democrat governor of Virginia said he is fine with.

You cannot serve the Catholic Church and Planned Parenthood:

“Speaker Pelosi’s attempt at claiming the moral high ground here is the peak of hypocrisy from a career politician. Our individual faith and beliefs are our own forces to reckon with, but Speaker Pelosi is far from a shining example of a strict follower of the church’s teachings, especially given her spineless rhetoric on abortion as the issue moves to the center of the ideological divide.”

As her party moves further to the left each day, especially on the issue of “abortion,” Speaker Pelosi has simultaneously remained silent while still claiming to be a moderate and a “faithful” Catholic. The mainstream Democratic Party, fueled by young progressives and far-left interest groups, has embraced “unlimited, late-term abortion” with open arms.

The Speaker refuses to condemn the abhorrent “abortion” laws implemented in New York and Virginia [Virginia’s proposed radical abortion law was not in fact implemented —ed.], which both go even further than third trimester abortions. She also turns a blind eye to the harmful rhetoric pushed by groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL, both of which provide substantial monetary donations to the Democratic Party, as they encourage American women to “shout their abortions.” 

After her announcement that a vote on President Trump’s impeachment will proceed, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi melted down, saying, “I don’t hate anybody” when asked by Sinclair Broadcast Group reporter James Rosen if she hates President Trump:

“That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we’re very proud.  I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election. This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

Pelosi doesn’t “hate” nor “pray” for Trump, which is why she continues to bear “false witness” against him, participating in a “kangaroo” court proceeding based on hearsay and presumption. Why is it that you care about children killed by a gun and not for an unborn child killed by forceps or a suction machine or a shot of poison to the heart? Why do you care about children said to be seeking a better life in America when you want to deny American children the right to life, that unalienable right the Founders you so dearly love wrote about in the Declaration of Independence? The unborn have dreams, too, before they are ripped from their mother’s wombs.

Ironically, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi is planning her impeachment vote virtually on Christmas Eve, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ — the baby King Herod, who had his own version of “Planned Parenthood”, hoped to exterminate. Perhaps “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi can explain why she has so often been rebuked by her own church:

“Pelosi has been repeatedly rebuked by bishops, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic groups like the Catholic League for her pro-abortion stance. She has returned fire, calling bishops ‘lobbyists’ — because they opposed an ObamaCare mandate that violates Catholic teaching — and she has taken on nuns ‘The Little Sisters of the Poor’ who sued to protect their religious freedom.”

A few years ago, when asked about legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi “refused” to say when she thinks “human life begins” and is worthy of both “legal and moral” protection. She was roundly rebuked by the bishop of her diocese.

In an interview with CNS News, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco responded to “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi and rebuked her:

“It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception. This has been established in medical science for over 100 years. Catholic moral teaching acknowledges this scientific fact, and has always affirmed the grave moral evil of taking an innocent human life. This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the very beginning, a teaching already discernible in the natural moral law, and so a teaching from which no Catholic can dissent in good conscience.”

Ah, there’s that “conscience thing” Pelosi finds annoying. “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi is so “out of step” with Catholic “teaching and doctrine” that it would be proper to deny her the Sacrament of Holy Communion, as was done recently to Joe Biden. As the Christian Post reported:

Fr. Robert Morey confirmed with SC Now that Biden was denied the sacrament because of his advocacy for abortion rights…

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden. Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

The rebuke from Morey comes after Biden publicly objected to a proposal to outlaw abortions in South Carolina after about six weeks of pregnancy, including in cases of rape or incest.

He also noted that even though he personally opposes abortion, “I don’t think I have the right to impose my view — on something I accept as a matter of faith — on the rest of society.”

You cannot be only “personally opposed” to a moral evil as defined by Catholic Church doctrine. Biden can’t, and Pelosi can’t. Faith without works is dead, and “Cafeteria Catholics” like Pelosi are obligated to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s. 

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi cannot serve both her “imaginary god and Mammon.” Nor can she use her “Cafeteria Catholic faith” as a political weapon whenever it is “convenient” to do so.

Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.

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