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The monumentally stupid Whoopi Goldberg used her position as co-host on “The View” to criticize San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for banning Democrat Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion over her abortion stance.
Goldberg said, “The abortion rights battle is starting to blur the lines between church and state.”
“The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving Communion because of her pro-choice stance,” she continued. “He’s one of the priests who also called for President Biden to be denied Sacrament.”
She added, “This is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision. What is the saying. It’s the reward of saints but the bread of sinners. How dare you? How dare you?”
Goldberg was immediately met with severe backlash over her comments. Take a look:
It is PRECISELY his job, (dude)!
If you know nothing about the Catholic Church & faith, you should stay quiet & stay out of it! https://t.co/9PhekhgsWG
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) May 23, 2022
Actually @WhoopiGoldberg, it IS his job. You can disagree with his decision, you can think it’s wrong, petty and stupid, you can disagree with the Church’s stance on abortion, but it is his decision to make. https://t.co/Fb2YwG78hx
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 23, 2022
this is literally his most important job https://t.co/RLtEMPDkCW
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 23, 2022
Pelosi claims that she is a “devout, practicing Catholic,” but argues that “the Church has ‘not been able to make that definition’ of when life begins.” A number of top U.S. bishops have criticized Pelosi over these remarks.
Here’s a look at others who have voiced support for banning Pelosi via Daily Wire:
“Bishop Robert Vasa said on May 20 that he spoke to the pastor of St. Helena Catholic Church in St.Helena, a parish that Pelosi reportedly attends on occasion,” the report stated.
“Vasa said, ‘I have visited with the pastor at St Helena and informed him that if the Archbishop prohibited someone from receiving Holy Communion then that restriction followed the person and that the pastor was not free to ignore it. The new Canon (1379 §4) makes it clear that providing sacraments to someone prohibited from receiving them [has] its own possible penalties,’” he said.
The Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin also expressed its support, according to the outlet, citing Bishop Donald Hying.
“I fully support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s prudent decision to recognize that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, has persistently taken public positions in support of legal abortion, contrary to her professed Catholic faith, choosing to separate herself from full communion with the Catholic Church, and therefore is not to present herself for the reception of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco,” he said in a statement.
The Diocese of Oakland’s Twitter account was one of the first to express its support of Cordileone’s decision on Friday.
“I support @ArchCardileone in the heroic and compassionate stance he took today in the protection and defense of human life. As @Pontifex said, ‘Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ,’” Bishop Michael Barber wrote.
Cordileone provided written notice that Pelosi should not present herself for Holy Communion at Mass.
Priests will not distribute communion to her if she does present herself, the notice says.
“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others. Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,'” he says in the letter.
“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion,” the catechism says. “This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.”
“Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” it says.
“Therefore, in light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care” (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1), by means of this communication I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance.” he said.
It is quite literally his job, dude. https://t.co/0ufpQ1bFUt
— Ellen Carmichael 🌻 (@ellencarmichael) May 23, 2022
For those unfamiliar with the Catholic Church, it very much is his job and up to him to make that decision. https://t.co/1RV6XyPDni
— Michael Knowles 🏻 (@michaeljknowles) May 23, 2022