Catholic bishops across US express support for Pelosi Communion ban

Catholic bishops are coming together in support of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone after he barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from receiving Holy Communion in light of her stance on abortion.

On Friday, Cordileone issued a letter saying because of Pelosi’s stance on abortion and her recent calls to protect access to abortion at the federal level, she should not present herself to a priest for Communion at Mass.

A growing number of bishops across the country are expressing their support, saying the ban should follow Pelosi regardless of which parish she attends.

“I have visited with the pastor at St Helena, [California] and informed him that if the Archbishop prohibited someone from receiving Holy Communion then that restriction followed the person and that the pastor was not free to ignore it,” said Bishop
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