(Republican Insider) – According to a report coming out of The Western Journal, not long after the San Francisco archbishop took action to ban Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion because of her stance on the issue of abortion, Pope Francis decided to give him a spanking by passing him over for a promotion, choosing instead to elevate a different bishop to the rank of cardinal, who is a prelate that holds an opposing position on politicians and the Eucharist.
So it seems progressives have fully infiltrated the Catholic Church and are now politicizing it to help them promote their own agenda. Of course, this sort of thing has probably been going on for a long, long time, but that doesn’t make it right. Corruption is infecting every part of our culture, even our religious institutions.
Francis named Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy as cardinal over the weekend. McElroy has been extremely vocal about his opposition to the idea of bishops excluding pro-abortion (pro baby murder) politicians from receiving Communion, according to a report from Fox News.
“In choosing McElroy, Pope Francis passed over San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for elevation, as Fox reported,” the report from WJ said.
“The issues of Communion and pro-abortion politicians has taken on new visibility since President Joe Biden took office,” the report continued. “Biden is only the second Catholic president in U.S. history.”
The first was President John F. Kennedy. However, due to the fact that Kennedy was assassinated a full decade before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision took place, the issue of abortion was not something that played a role in his presidency.
“Now, the Supreme Court is potentially on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade and the battle over abortion is fierce. However, Cordileone said his decision concerning Pelosi was not related to the court’s current position, according to Fox,” the report added.
According to the official doctrine of the Catholic Church, which goes back to the very founding of the institution, abortion has been viewed as morally reprehensible. In fact, the Donum Vitae, an instruction from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith from 1987 says:
“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human-being.”
“On May 20, Cordileone publicly announced that he had barred Pelosi from receiving Communion in his archdiocese because of her forceful, public support of legal abortion,” the Western Journal reported.
House Speaker Pelosi was “not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution,” Cordileone stated in a public letter.
The archbishop also penned a letter that was addressed directly to Pelosi.
“You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” he stated in the letter, according to Fox News.
“Three other American bishops have joined Cordileone in barring Pelosi from Communion in their jurisdictions, and others have issued public statements of support for the Cordileone’s decision,” the WJ report said.
However, Francis has now passed Cordileone and named McElroy as a cardinal, making his point clear. He did not approve of the move from Cordileone and now he would be punished for taking that course of action.
McElroy has not been shy about warning against the idea of denying Communion to those who are in support of murdering babies in the womb.
“The proposal to exclude pro-choice Catholic political leaders from the Eucharist is the wrong step,” McElroy stated in a May 5 piece published by the Jesuit magazine America. “It will bring tremendously destructive consequences—not because of what it says about abortion, but because of what it says about the Eucharist.”
“The Eucharist is being weaponized and deployed as a tool in political warfare. This must not happen,” McElroy stated in the piece.
Pelosi had a few words of her own for Cordileone’s decision to ban her from Communion.
“This decision taking us to privacy and precedent is very dangerous in the lives of so many American people and again not consistent with the Gospel of Matthew,” she stated, Fox News said in its report.
“In his letter announcing Pelosi was barred from receiving Communion in his archdiocese, Cordileone quoted statements from Francis about abortion,” the Western Journal reported.
“When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected,” Francis wrote in the 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si. “Once the human being declares independence from reality and behaves with absolute dominion, the very foundations of our life begin to crumble, for ‘instead of carrying out his role as a cooperator with God in the work of creation, man sets himself up in place of God and thus ends up provoking a rebellion on the part of nature,'” he explained.
Bishops are given authority to make decisions concerning individuals who reside in their own jurisdictions.
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