Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco preaches in 2021. (photo: Dennis Callahan / Archdiocese of San Francisco)
The grave significance of receiving of Holy Communion should not be underestimated.
By Archbishop Alexander Sample, EWTN News,
Archbishop Alexander Sample Archbishop Alexander Sample was ordained a priest in 1990 and served in the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, for 15 years before being appointed Bishop of Marquette in 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI. He became the 11th archbishop of Portland in Oregon in 2013.
Last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Not a few of you have been asking me about it. I want to talk about what the announcement actually means, so we can discuss this in a thoughtful way. I’m mostly addressing those of you who are Catholic and are “personally opposed” to abortion, but might say you wouldn’t want to impose your beliefs on others — or those of you who identify as faithful Catholics but who are in support of abortion rights. …