FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie Palma
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, today reacted to news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been barred from receiving communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, where she lives.
“I am so grateful to the archbishop for his courage and his commitment to the unborn,” Mrs. Morana said. “I hope and pray that Ms. Pelosi will have a change of heart and that she will no longer cite our Catholic faith as the reason she supports abortion. It breaks my heart and boils my blood every time I hear her say it.”
Father Pavone, who released an open letter to Ms. Pelosi in 2013, also expressed his gratitude.
“I have known Archbishop Cordileone from the time we both worked in Rome in the late 1990s and have always appreciated his courage and love for the Church. At a time of a major imminent victory for the unborn, and also a time of pervasive weak leadership within the Catholic Church, this is a welcome development.
“Bishops need to start disciplining these politicians rather than disciplining the priests who speak up against them.
“Moreover, the voters need to finish the job that the Archbishop has started. She not only has to be deprived of Communion, but also of the Speaker’s gavel. If politicians can’t respect the lives of little babies, how are they supposed to respect ours?”
Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.