On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made one of her most bizarre comments to date when she tried using Catholicism as an argument in favor of murdering unborn children.
Pelosi said that she was “blessed” to have five children “as a devout Catholic” but “poor women” need abortions.
The Daily Caller summarizes: “The California Democrat spoke on Capitol Hill where she falsely said that Democrats have not blocked Republican attempts to ban taxpayer funding of abortions before describing taxpayer funded abortion as “an issue of health, as an issue of fairness.””
“It’s an issue of health of many women in America, especially those in lower income situations, and different states, and it is something that has been a priority for many of us a long time,” Pelosi said.
“As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family, five children in six years almost to the day,” she continued. “But it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should and it is an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country.”
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who serves as Pelosi’s archbishop, revealed in May that he had “conversations” with the Speaker about abstaining from receiving Holy Communion considering she is a pro-abortion Catholic.
“Because we are dealing with public figures and public examples of cooperation in moral evil, this correction can also take the public form of exclusion from the reception of Holy Communion,” Cordileone explained in his document, Before I Formed You In The Womb, I Knew You. “When other avenues are exhausted, the only recourse a pastor has left is the public medicine of temporary exclusion from the Lord’s Table. This is a bitter medicine, but the gravity of the evil of abortion can sometimes warrant it.”
“I have had such conversations with Speaker Pelosi, she knows that I stand by Church teaching, and I know she’s respectful enough not to do anything so provocative,” the archbishop stated back in May.
“In the case of President Biden or any other prominent Catholic, I think what I would do is if I knew that they were coming into the area here and planned to attend mass, I would try to have those conversations as well ahead of time,” he continued.