Nancy Pelosi claims to be a devout Catholic.
But her beliefs on issues like abortion and gay marriage infuriate many in the church.
And now she might have to leave the Catholic Church after a top Bishop did one thing.
Abortion is a clear sin among the Catholic Church, which cherishes the life of all, including the unborn.
But some Left-wing politicians who claim to be Catholics legislate the exact opposite of what their church teaches.
And a Bishop in Springfield, Illinois is now doing something about it.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki ruled that state legislators who work to pass new sets of new abortion laws going through the legislature will be barred from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The bishop of Springfield in Illinois has barred pro-abortion legislators from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has ruled that state legislators who are working to pass Illinois’s new abortion bill may not present themselves for communion in his diocese and that priests are expressly forbidden from giving the Eucharist to both the Senate president and the speaker of the House.
“In accord with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law … Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan, who facilitated the passage of the Act Concerning Abortion of 2017 (House Bill 40) as well as the Reproductive Health Act of 2019 (Senate Bill 25), are not to be admitted to Holy Communion in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois because they have obstinately persisted in promoting the abominable crime and very grave sin of abortion as evidenced by the influence they exerted in their leadership roles and their repeated votes and obdurate public support for abortion rights over an extended period of time,” Paprocki wrote in a statement dated June 2, 2019.
This policy only applies in the diocese he oversees around Springfield, Illinois, but it has always been discussed as a possibility throughout the country.
Politicians who use their position to allow unborn children to be murdered clearly aren’t living up to the values that Catholics are expected to hold.
If this policy ends up becoming more widespread, Pelosi could find herself virtually thrown out of the church.
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