Skip to comments.Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi ‘Must’ be Denied Communion
Posted on 09/21/2013 6:08:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
LOUISVILLE, KY, Sept. 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a wide-ranging interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has issued an emphatic call for pro-abortion Catholic politicians like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be denied Communion.
The cardinal also spoke about the rapid advance of the homosexual agenda, the decline in catechesis that, he says, has crippled the Churchs response to pressing moral issues of the day, and the growing danger of Christian persecution under an increasingly totalitarian government. Cardinal Raymond Burke
The cardinal, who heads the Vaticans Apostolic Signatura and is Americas most senior prelate, made the comments in an interview published earlier this month by The Catholic Servant, a Minneapolis-based newspaper, and republished by The Wanderer.
Asked about Pelosi, he said, Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied.
Canon 915 states that those who are obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.
This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin cooperating with the crime of procured abortion and still professes to be a devout Catholic, the cardinal said. I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life.
The cardinal also urged the faithful to practice much prayer and fasting to counter the growing threat of the homosexual agenda.
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Just spill some holy water on nan. I bet it will burn her.
Just spill some holy water on nan. I bet it will burn her.
We know what the Left’s “out” is on this.
They almost all say, oh, I’m personally against abortion. Look at me, I’ve had all these children (in SanFranNan’s case), who are YOU to accuse ME?. But I believe the government must not stop women from CHOOSING to have safe, legal abortions, because if not, they will go to back alley abortionists and the carnage will be so much worse.
They believe that absolves them. And they love the politics of it all...
If you really want to burn her, start telling everyone you know that she hates gay people and only wants to use them to keep power so that she can keep them bottled up somewhere they can’t corrupt ‘the chilrun’.
Excuse me Ms. you’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it but I didnt think Satanists can partake in Communion.
Excuse me Ms. youll have to pass it to find out whats in it but I don’t think Satanists can partake in Communion.
Pelosi shouldn’t be allowed within a mile of any Church.
In Canon Law, the person with the duty to deny Communion to Pelosi is the pastor of the parish where she goes to Mass. If this is in the Archdiocese of Washington, that pastor knows that Cardinal Wuerl will come down on him like a ton of bricks.
It is preposterous for a bishop to have a “policy” of disobeying Canon Law. Yet, that is precisely what Wuerl has. He has let all his priests know that, in his diocese, Canon 915 is to be disobeyed, or they will suffer. He has made false and ridiculous statements about Canon Law—and these have been corrected in public by Cardinal Burke and by Edward Peters. But he has been obstinate in advocating disobedience to Canon 915.
Disobeying Canon 915 is ALWAYS a mortal sin! Why is this so? Because Canon 915 forbids acts that are always gravely sinful: 1) sacrilegious distribution of Holy Communion; 2) giving grave scandal.
Every time Nancy Pelosi receives Communion, the minister of Communion is declaring by his action that being a vociferous promoter of abortion is NOT sinful—which is a scandalous lie. Cardinal Wuerl, who obstinately continues to advocate that Canon 915 be ignored, is habitually in a situation of manifest grave sin.
This scandal, which involves not just Cardinal Wuerl, but the vast majority of bishops, is eating the heart out of the Catholic Church in America.
Yada, yada, yada, Cardinal. Brave words but what are you going to DO about Pelosi and others like her? Will you send a letter to her telling her she can’t take communion and for her grave moral sin will be excommunicated? No.
Will you condemn any priest who allows her to take communion as an enabler and therefore a sharer in her sin? No.
Will you reconcile your church’s inaction with your brave words? Yes, most assuredly yes!
Just excommunicate her already! Stop tip toeing around it - she rejects church teaching... She’s not Catholic
Preach it, Excellency!
It has been about five years since Cardinal Burke mailed his article on “The Discipline of the Denial of Holy Communion” to every bishop in the U.S. http://tinyurl.com/canon915
It IS time that Cardinal Burke initiated procedures to discipline the bishops who obstinately persist in disobeying Canon 915. These bishops are themselves obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin. They themselves should be denied Communion, according to Canon 915.
Of course, the only way to prevent a bishop who obstinately persists in public grave sin is to prevent him from celebrating Mass.
A South African bishop who was discovered to be a member of a homosexual message board was deposed. Pope Benedict removed dozens of bishops from office during his reign.
Which is more scandalous and destructive to the Church?—a bishop who posts homosexual musings on an internet message board, or a bishop who encourages public officials to promote abortion by refusing his own strict duty to deny them Communion?
The oft-repeated public statements of Cardinal Burke absolutely FORCE one to the conclusion that Cardinal Wuerl is obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin—to the detriment and scandal of the Church.
Why does Cardinal Burke not take steps to have Cardinal Wuerl removed as Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington? There is no VALID reason.
That’ll be the day that they’d do that. Fat chance.
She doesn't just cooperate; she calls abortion a (I don't recall her exact word) cornerstone of her Catholic faith.
Wouldn't want to be in her shoes come Final Judgment time.
Not sure I want to be in my shoes, either, but that's a different matter.
the growing danger of Christian persecution under an increasingly totalitarian government.
anyone with a historical ear knows that without pretty radical shifts in the country’s direction—this is coming.
There seems to be a diplomatic opportunity here. The Roman Catholic church might make some overtures to the Russian Orthodox church (and Putin), by suggesting that they are becoming a “moral center” of the Earth, as much by their protection of morality, as by the decay of morality in the west.
This would take great finesse on their part, that it appear as a compliment between churches, without any shift of power, and yet also criticism of the secular governments of the west that have seemingly lost their way.
Putin would also see it as complimentary for his efforts at Orthodox ecumenism in Moscow, so would likely be very friendly to the Vatican for some time.
In the west, the subtle message would be that the Catholic church is perhaps closer to righteous Orthodox people than it is to fallen Roman Catholics and certainly to liberal Protestants.
Nancy does not know what the church purpose is. She needs to go and ask for forgiveness. Nancy’s pride will never allow that.