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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 12, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi says it’s ‘sinful’ to restrict abortion for women

Aug 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pelosi’s comments are the House speaker’s latest public endorsement of abortion in contradiction to her Catholic faith. Read more

The front of the Chinese embassy in Paris, France

Chinese embassy shares anti-Catholic cartoon amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Aug 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The image, created by a Chinese artist and propagandist, shows a gaunt, hooded and witchlike woman — crowned with a... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann

Archbishop Naumann says he is 'sad' over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

Jul 14, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The archbishop's comments appeared in a German newspaper, Die Tagespost. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Pope Francis condemns abortion in new comments about Roe v. Wade decision, responds to question on Communion

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis condemned abortion in new comments about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

Pope Francis greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi in St. Peter's Basilica after Mass on June 29, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi reportedly receives Communion at papal Mass

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pelosi was banned from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in May. Read more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to reporters during her weekly news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on June 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Pelosi silent on pro-abortion attacks: ‘I’m very Catholic and I support abortion’

Jun 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pelosi was asked to respond to Republican claims that Democrats aren't condemning violence targeting pro-life clinics. Read more

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of Fresno, California.

Archbishop Cordileone ‘stood up for what’s right’ in actions toward Pelosi, Fresno bishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan expressed his support for Cordileone's Communion ban in a June 6 letter to the diocese. Read more

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UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.

Nancy Pelosi's Communion ban will apply in Diocese of Arlington, bishop says

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's direction "is not limited to just a geographical area,” Bishop Michael J. Burbidge of Arlington said. Read more

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on May 24, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker made her first public comments since being banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese because of... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington takes possession of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

May 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Washington’s communications office erroneously told a reporter Monday that media requests related to Nancy Pelosi’s denial of... Read more

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2012.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop: Cordileone 'made every attempt' to avoid barring Pelosi from Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said. Read more

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol on May 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (l), and Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone at St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican (r).

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’ Read more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks before a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson at the U.S. Capitol May 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The leaders of Finland and Sweden are visiting Washington, DC and meeting with President Biden and Congressional leaders after the two nations submitted formal applications to become members of NATO.

10 times Nancy Pelosi supported abortion while citing her Catholic faith

May 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese of San Francisco after publicly supporting... Read more

Nancy Pelosi.

What have popes and the Vatican said about Catholic politicians, abortion, and Holy Communion?

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco cited papal teaching when explaining why he had instructed that Nancy Pelosi not be... Read more

"Those who live among us without a permanent home, then, provide us a powerful reminder that we are people on pilgrimage, that this is not our true home," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a homily in a Requiem Mass for the homeless on November 6, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’

May 20, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

In a May 20 letter addressed priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Cordileone explained that his instruction is nothing... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Nancy Pelosi describes herself as a 'devout' Catholic who grew up in a 'pro-life family'

Mar 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about being a “devout” Catholic in an on-stage discussion, while defending her staunch support of... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

A look at Catholic newsmakers of 2021

Dec 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The past year had no shortage of news in the Catholic realm, both in the Vatican and beyond. Read on... Read more