Pelosi rejects archbishop’s order
May 25, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that she will not respect Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s order that bars her from Communion.
In an MSNBC television appearance on May 25, the Speaker said that she respected pro-life views, but not “foisting it onto others.” She criticized Church leaders for failing to take disciplinary action against politicians who support the death penalty.
During the interview, Pelosi referred to the Catholic Church as “they” and “them.”
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
May. 26, 2022 5:12 PM ET USA
Pope Francis' change in CCC n. 2267 includes this premise: "more effective systems of detention have been developed, which ensure the due protection of citizens". If this premise were true always and everywhere, then the follow-on disciplinary declaration would apply always and everywhere: "the death penalty is inadmissible". But if this protection of citizens cannot be absolutely guaranteed always and everywhere, then the change in the Catechism cannot be absolute, but must be conditional.