(Pamela Cosel, Headline News) Someone in the realms of the Catholic Diocese in Washington likely got a tongue lashing after stating in an email that news media will be ignored when it comes to the topic of Nancy Pelosi and her taking communion at its church.
Earlier this week, Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone went public with his ruling that Pelosi, a Catholic, will no longer be allowed to take communion at her home church, due to her saying the U.S. needs to codify Roe v. Wade.
A “blunt” response on the topic was sent by Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s office in response to the Washington Examiner, a big mistake on the part of the sender.
“Just sharing for you to know what comes in,” the email stated, according to Legal Insurrection.
“Email since Saturday, when I last checked the comms inbox has just been a couple of random people wanting to tell the Cardinal to bring down the hammer on Pelosi. Aside from Jack Jenkins at RNS, this is the only new media inquiry. It will be ignored, too.”
It was reported, however, that Pelosi ignored the ruling and took communion anyway at a church in Washington, under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Wilton Gregory, whose office sent the rude response to the Examiner.
The Examiner sent a second request to Gregory’s office and received a more appropriate reply.
“I apologize for the mistaken email. We have not been responding to inquiries on this topic because Cardinal Gregory’s position has not changed from what he has said in the past,” the follow-up email stated.
“Cardinal Gregory has no new comment about the issue of Catholic politicians receiving Communion. The actions of Archbishop Cordileone are his decision to make in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.”
The email then doubled-down on Gregory’s hypocrisy and continued refusal to abide by Catholic doctrine.
“Cardinal Gregory has not instructed the priests of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to refuse Communion to anyone.”
Despite Gregory’s stance, many Catholic bishops across the country have expressed support for Cordileone’s ban against Pelosi, reported the Examiner. Pope Francis has said that abortion is murder.
Being a “devout” Catholic, as Pelosi has claimed she is, doesn’t mean it’s okay to go against the head of the Catholic Church’s teachings. It may be time for Gregory and the Pope to have a talk about Catholic doctrine.