Because of her pro-abortion stance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), at a growing number of churches, is no longer welcome to partake in sacred ceremonies within the Catholic Church.
According to the Washington Examiner, speaking out against the powerful Democratic House leader, even as a high-ranking member of the Catholic order, is apparently not good for one’s career, at least that’s what some people now believe after San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was just passed over for a promotion that should have easily been his.
Cordileone was one of the high-ranking officials within the church who banned Pelosi from taking Holy Communion, given her relentless fight to make sure unborn babies can be killed — a practice the church doesn’t sanction.
Pope Francis just named a group of 21 new Cardinals within the Catholic Church, and Cordileone, given his rank, should have easily been selected. Instead, the Pope chose the lower-ranked Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, California.
It’s unknown if Cordileone’s controversial actions in banning Pelosi from taking Communion stung his chances of being elevated to the rank of Cardinal, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
Some are questioning the motives of Pope Francis’ decision to elevate a more junior Church official to Cardinal ahead of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who last week said he would refuse the Eucharist to Speaker Pelosi based on her pro-choice positions.
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Even so, Cordileone didn’t make a stink of the situation, as he released a respectful statement congratulating McElroy on the promotion.
“Cardinal-elect McElroy is a native San Franciscan who was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1980,” Cordileone said.
He added: “He served at several parishes, including St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, and St. Gregory. He was an auxiliary bishop here in the Archdiocese from 2010-2015 before being appointed to lead the Diocese of San Diego where he has served ever since. We send congratulations to Cardinal-elect McElroy.”