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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

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

Aerial/Drone photograph of a sunset over the Colorado state capital building. Capital city of Denver.

FULL TEXT: Letter from Colorado bishops to Catholic lawmakers who backed abortion law

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops of Colorado on Tuesday issued an open letter asking Catholic lawmakers who recently voted for a new abortion... 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

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

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

"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

Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

Jun 23, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a statement published on June 23, 2021, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois lambasted recent... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. Read more

Madison bishop prays for pro-abortion Catholic politicians

May 12, 2021

A second U.S. bishop last week publicly supported the Archbishop of San Francisco’s challenge to Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion. Read more

Luis Cardinal Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome, June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

CDF highlights its Note on Catholics in politics in letter to US bishops on Eucharistic coherence

May 10, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote Friday to the head of the US Conference... Read more

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

Sep 8, 2020

The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

Apr 19, 2018

The German bishops' conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

Apr 18, 2018

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne.

German bishops ask Vatican for clarity on Holy Communion

Apr 4, 2018

Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving... Read more