Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, who identifies as Roman Catholic, reportedly took Holy Communion on Sunday in Washington D.C. despite the prohibition to take the eucharist issued by the archbishop in authority over her.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone stated on Friday that Pelosi was not to receive Holy Communion at mass due to her repeated public support of abortion, which according to Catholic doctrine is a grave mortal sin.
In his statement, Archbishop Cordileone said, “In light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco … I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publicly repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance.”
While it is not clear which priest at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown defied the prohibition of the archbishop, the church’s pastor, the Reverend C. Kevin Gillespie, has stated that he will give President Biden the eucharist despite being the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.
Holy Trinity Church supports other sinful behavior in direct violation of the bible and the clear teachings of the Catholic church, such as having a “pride mass” on June 15 as listed on its website.
Reverend Gillespie does have the approval to give Holy Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians from the archbishop of Washington, Wilton Gregory, who has stated that he too would give it to President Biden.
Despite claims to the contrary, the Pope has supported withholding Holy Communion to politicians who claim to be devout Catholics while advocating the killing of the unborn in direct violation of Catholic doctrine.