Catholic Politicians, Scandal, and Communion: When Bishops Have No Further Recourse
June 9, 2022
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco recently announced that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is not to be given Holy Communion until she publicly recants her positions that oppose Church teaching, specifically regarding abortion. Father Shenan Boquet discusses what preceded this rare step, why it is important, and what the principles surrounding this decision are, especially in the context of public Catholic figures who oppose Church teaching.
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