“San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is barred from receiving Holy Communion due to her pro-abortion stance — marking an escalation in a decades-long tension between the Roman Catholic Church and liberal Democratic politicians on abortion.”
Most American Catholics are nominal Catholics or Cafeteria Catholics, they don’t blindly follow the dictates of their priests but use reason and common sense to decide which rules they will obey, and which ones they will reject.
Most intelligent people reject the bullshit offerings available at the Catholic cafeteria, and most priests are cognizant that their Neanderthal theology isn’t palatable to most of their parishioners and they’re usually tolerant of Cafeteria Catholics.
But when prominent lay Catholics are openly pro-choice, the clergy get their panties in a twist and discipline them, sometimes by denying them the Holy Sacrament of Communion.
I’m not the least bit surprised that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been barred from receiving Holy Communion.
Catholic clerics teach that when a parishioner eats a communion wafer, he is eating the actual body of Jesus Christ, and when he drinks the grape juice, he is drinking the actual blood of Jesus Christ. Holy Shit, what absolute nonsense.
Catholic clergy who believe this utter bullshit have no business opining on when life begins, or on any medical procedures, including abortion. They should stick to debating how many angels can dance in the head of a pin, and shut the fuck up when it comes to abortion.