Although Cardinal Raymond Burke, chief justice of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, ruled last year that Nancy Pelosi was to be denied, under all circumstances, the privilege of receiving Holy Communion, the story bears repeating for those who may have missed this long-awaited decision.
Nancy Pelosi has on many occasions professed to be a Catholic and yet she is notoriously known for her support of abortion. This stance is in line with the atheist view of life as defined by the “culture of death”, as opposed to the Catholic Church’s view of life as defined by the word “sacred.”
Ms. Pelosi has persistently, and arrogantly, ignored the warnings from the Church concerning her continued support of abortion. Cardinal Burke finally responded accordingly.
To quote from the Canadian Life Site News.com:
“‘Asked about Pelosi, Burke said, ‘Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied.’
Canon 915 states that those who are ‘obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.’
‘This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion — and still professes to be a devout Catholic,’ the cardinal said. ‘I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life.'”
I think you will agree that Nancy Pelosi deliberately places politics above her faith, the death of innocent children above saving their lives and evil above good. There is no question that she should be condemned for her hypocrisy.
God bless Cardinal Burke, as he is a man who has the courage of his convictions and was totally justified in his decision to ban her from receiving Communion. My only hope is that he will eventually excommunicate her as well.