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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

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

May 21, 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

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

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

President Joe Biden receives Communion at Mass in Rome

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

President Joe Biden reportedly received the Eucharist during a vigil Mass Oct. 30 in Rome, a day after saying that... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Vatican declines to comment on whether pope told Biden to keep receiving Communion in ‘private conversation’

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Biden told reporters that he and the pope did not discuss abortion. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Burke: Bishops have ‘sacred duty’ to apply canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

His intervention came on the eve of U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Sep 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope addressed the controversy during an in-flight press conference. 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