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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), banned from receiving banquets by her local diocese, became the latest Catholic American politician targeted for her views supporting abortion rights.


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2022San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordillon said Pelosi should not receive Holy Communion over the support of Roe v. Wade, saying that a Catholic legislator’s support for abortion is a “grave sin”.

2019A Catholic church pastor in Florence, South Carolina, during a campaign campaign denied then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden a banquet because “any public figure who advocates abortion excludes himself from church teaching.” ” florence morning news informed of,

2009Rhode Island’s top Catholic leader, Bishop Thomas Tobino publicly revealed He had asked the then-rep. Patrick Kennedy (Dr.I.) stopped taking banquets in February 2007 because of his support for abortion rights.

2008Biden Joseph Francis Martino of Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, also nominated Biden as the vice presidential candidate in the 2008 election. said Biden would be refused a banquet in the parish because of his support for abortion.

2007 St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke said he would refuse the then Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani’s banquet because of his pro-choice views, Say St. Louis Post-Dispatch At that point, “if the question is about a Catholic publicly endorsing positions contrary to moral law,” he would deprive them of communion.

2004Burke too said He would not give communion to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during the 2004 election cycle, partly because of Kerry’s stance on abortion.