As long as Pelosi and others like her can publicly disagree with the Vatican without any repercussions, the message to all Catholics is: believe and do whatever you feel is right; the Church will not censure you.
Totally right on. Here’s Pelosi’s view on priests refusing communion to pro-abort politicians:
I think some of it is regional, she said, It depends on the bishop of a certain region, and, fortunately for me, communion has not been withheld and Im a regular communicant, so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case.
Since when is refusing communion a private decision of a priest/bishop? Is there anything that's not left to individual interpretation?
I understand that the Church would try to warn and educate before taking a drastic step, but her priest/bishop continues to provide communion for her despite the fact that she continues to publicly profess that which the Church condemns.
And what does it make of the whole concept of Communion? Is there no confession required before receiving Communion? And what is confession if not repentance? Once we repent, we never go back. Otherwise it's not repentance.
The Communion has been reduced to a feel-good "Jesus pill" for the week, like some magic medication you take on a schedule that will heal you regardless if you follow the physician's advice or not, or whether you continue to do what originally made you sick.
The only thing I can conclude from all this is that there is a notable and conscious apostasy among Catholic believers and Catholic clergy (which is not to say there isn't any in the Orthodox Church as well).
That's not good news. That's not good for the Church.