San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded to comments made by former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on March 23 in which the Catholic Democrat, who represents San Francisco in Congress, defended her public position on abortion.
In a March 27 statement to OSV News, Archbishop Cordileone, who previously barred Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist in his archdiocese, said, “We know from science that life begins at conception.”
“Let us do everything possible to protect and support all human life, including life in the womb and women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies,” Archbishop Cordileone said. “And, for the sake of the children, let us do everything possible to build a society that maximizes the chances of a child growing up with, and knowing and being loved by, a mother and father in a life-long, low-conflict relationship.”
On March 23, Pelosi was the inaugural speaker in a new series hosted by Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice dubbed “Higher Calling,” that brings political leaders to discuss the role of religion and ethics in their public and personal lives, according to the university.
During the event, Pelosi was asked about the formation of her conscience, and she addressed her disagreements with U.S. bishops, most notably Archbishop Cordileone, on abortion. Last year, Archbishop Cordileone barred Pelosi from receiving Communion in the San Francisco archdiocese unless she renounced her public policy support for legalized abortion. However, Pelosi has continued to receive Communion in the Washington Archdiocese, which includes Capitol Hill.
“I have a problem with my archbishop,” Pelosi said candidly. “Well, the archbishop of the city I represent. I mean, I figure that’s his problem not mine.”
Pelosi said she had “five children in six years and one week…. so I keep saying to… my members, you got five kids in six years? You want to talk about this subject, OK?” she said.
Full story at America Magazine.
If she’s in heaven, I’ll be disappointed.
There still time for her to repent, but it’s running out
Rep. Nancy Pelosi is a disrespectful smart-aleck to her bishop and to her Church. Wish the Pope himself would bar Rep. Nancy Pelosi from Communion, and give her a strong talk about that, and urge her to repentance of sin. And then, excommunicate her himself, if she continues to be disrespectful! I have been saddened to read that poor Kristan Hawkins, of Students for Life, and her colleagues, now need to hire bodyguards, due to bodily attacks by pro abortion college kids, Antifa, and others, when speaking on college campuses about Pro Life. These violent college kids all should be kicked out of school, hauled off to jail, and prosecuted. Those brave, committed young people who are volunteers for Students for Life should not be placing their lives in peril, enduring bodily injury– requiring paid bodyguards.
My comment of March 29th at 9:41pm was not a “reply” to anyone. Oh, well. Why is Jesuit Georgetown U. still allowed to bear the name “Catholic?” That should have been ended, decades ago! Shame on Georgetown!
Perhaps Mrs. Pelosi ought to go back home to SF, and rest, and care for her poor husband, Paul, recovering from that brutal attack. We only have so many days given to us, on this earth… your beloved husband is most important, and your dear children. At some point, with rest and prayer, maybe Mrs. Pelosi will come to Christ’s teachings, on Pro Life.
That is just not how it works in the Church.
Well, if you are disappointed, then you aren’t in heaven.
you mean to tell me that moms in heaven who know their children are in hell aren’t the tiniest bit disappointed about their eternal fate?
No because conformity to the will of God is a necessity for Heaven. I have read that it is given even to the souls in Purgatory, but it is a private revelation so I do not know for sure.
That’s what the devil says.
“so I keep saying to… my members,
you got five kids in six years? You want
to talk about this subject, OK?”
Smug, self-righteous much?
Why is she catholic? She seems
to believe she is her own savior.
Does she think children are a do-it-yourself project?
Or are they a precious GIFT from God?
Congrats on the 5 kids – not everyone is given that gift.
Pope Francis was hospitalized on Wed. March 29th, right after his weekly General Audience, for heart and breathing problems. He was diagnosed with a respiratory infection. He needs our prayers.
May Christ, the Physician of souls and bodies, heal him.
It was reported today, Thursday March 30th, that Pope Francis’ health is improving, due to his antibiotics treatment. He will remain at Gemelli Hospital for several more days. He needs our prayers.
Having children is not a prerequisite to being pro-life or pro-choice?
What is she even talking about?
Which of her five children doesn’t she want?
(I’m afraid to ask, as she may have one or more. Thankfully, we don’t abort millennials.)
And, by not having sex, the archbishop hasn’t (physically) fathered any children. Apparently, Mrs. Pelosi chose to engage in sex at least five times.
Choices have consequences.
Her statement “You want to talk about this subject, OK?” is very interesting. Faithful bishops are supposed to remain silent about sex, since they’re not engaged in it and therefore know little or nothing, yet, Mrs. Pelosi is somehow qualified to pontificate about moral theology and ecclesiology.
The archbishop promised fidelity to the Church of Christ. Mrs. Pelosi is free to join the Episcopalian “church,” where she could even become a bishop.
Will be so happy once she retires and we don’t have to ever see or hear from her again. Neither do others need to be scandalized by her anti-Catholic rhetoric She is a vile unrepentant fool..
5 children in 6 years? What a cop-out response when asked a good question… shameful! — no wonder members were glad to see her relieved of her duties..
I doubt Nancy nursed any of her children as nursing naturally spaces babies more than that. In countries where the women nurse their children, Chrones Disease hardly exist, among other benefits to both the women and their babies – less breast cancer too.
I don’t remember any mom’s nursing in the 50s and 60s. That kind of came back with the natural movement of the late 60s, early 70s. It was considered uncultured and good mothers bottle fed their babies. I think by the time they were a few months old, they were given milk. I don’t remember what they used as small infants. I don’t remember formula powders like they use now.
It had a lot of advantages especially for moms with lots of kids because one of the older kids could feed the baby if the mom was busy.
I remember you had to heat the bottle up in a pan of water, then test it on the inside of your wrist to make sure it was not too hot.
It is hard to say the least, but life is hard, and many busy women now pump the milk for future use. It might not have as many benefits for the woman and child, but much better than bottle feeding. Pushing bottle feeding by doctors was a big mistake. According to some medical websites nursing mothers have fewer female cancers of all kinds. My grandmother nursed her seven children and one grandson and never got any type of female cancers, not so for her female descendants.
Should have written, not so for some of her female descendants. The ones who used more natural methods of everything seemed to escape such cancers or got them when older. Some women are more prone to cancer genetically from their father’s side also.
It’s no guarantee, btw. I had a sil who got pregnant 3 months after giving birth. She was nursing. She was also surprised. That being said, however, it does *tend* to naturally space conception.
5 kids is good but the real Catholic families had 8-12.
You had five children in six years of marriage, but how many have you killed through legislation?
“You had five children in six years of marriage, but how many have you killed through legislation?”
HINT: it was probably MORE than 5 ……. a lot more.
She hasn’t killed any children. That’s a fact.
With such vaunted fertility,what
happened after year six?