(ThePatriotWire) – Over the years, liberal Democrats and the Catholic Church have repeatedly collided over the issue of abortion. At moments, the tension rose to the level of bishops and priests threatening to withhold communion from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). To a Catholic, there are few things more important than the Eucharist.
In May 2021, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he had multiple conversations with Pelosi about abstaining from Holy Communion due to her pro-choice views.
“In case you didn’t notice…I’m very Catholic – devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out, but I’m not going,” Pelosi jokes of Catholics who adhere to church doctrine, “because I don’t want to make their day.”https://t.co/VA9NwdNmLM
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) March 23, 2022
On Monday, March 20, Pelosi spoke at an event at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library about ensuring Roe v. Wade is not overturned by the US Supreme Court. Pelosi said she’s a devout Catholic. As such, it was appropriate for her to have five children. Still, the speaker said what’s right for her may not be for someone else.
Pelosi took the opportunity to jab conservative pro-life Americans. She stated that conservatives don’t believe in governance and don’t want the government to protect the environment or voting rights. Yet, the speaker exclaimed that conservatives want big-time government in the bedroom. She said abortion rights have nothing to do with religious rights. Many religious conservatives might dispute her argument. Regardless, as a devout Catholic, she said the issue makes her mad.
The speaker added that the church would love to throw her out, but she will not make their day by leaving.
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