By Collin Rugg
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone the archbishop of Pelosi’s (D-CA) home diocese in San Francisco, California, called for Catholics to pray for the Speaker’s soul to have a “conversion of heart” on abortion.
“A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Cordileone said.
“I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: Commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart,” he said.
“Pope Francis has called abortion murder, the equivalent of hiring a hitman to solve a problem,” the archbishop said. “The solution to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence but love.”
“Please join me in praying the rosary and fasting for a conversion of Speaker Pelosi’s maternal heart to embracing the goodness and dignity of human life not only after birth, but in the womb as well,” he continued. Cordileone is urging Catholics to sign up for a “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign. The movement will deliver a rose to Pelosi’s office as a “symbol of your prayer and fasting.”
“At this particular moment in the history of our nation, we need more than ever the intercession of our Blessed Mother, St. Therese and all other saints who have shown us the path to life,” Cordileone said.
Cordileone has been on the forefront of the battle against so-called “Catholic” politicians like Pelosi who support the evil practice of abortion. In an essay written in the Washington Post last month, Cordileone asserted that excommunication is an option to take against these “Catholics” who support the murder of unborn children.
The Daily Wire reported:
The archbishop said, plainly, in his appeal to Catholic politicians to resist support for abortion, particularly in light of abortion restrictions taking effect in places like Texas, that “[y]ou cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings.”
“This summer, we provoked an uproar by discussing whether public officials who support abortion should receive the sacrament of the Eucharist,” Cordileone wrote. “We were accused of inappropriately injecting religion into politics, of butting in where we didn’t belong.”
“I see matters differently,” the archbishop continued. “When considering what duties Catholic bishops have with respect to prominent laymen in public life who openly oppose church teachings on abortion, I look to this country’s last great human rights movement — still within my living memory — for inspiration on how we should respond.”
Archbishop Cordileone went on to suggest that today’s Church leaders follow in the footsteps of Catholic leaders during the Civil Rights movement, who used excommunication and the threat of excommunication as a way of driving home how unacceptable it was to support racism.
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Author: Collin Rugg
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