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Nancy Pelosi banned from Catholic communion
NY Catholic Examiner ^ | Sept 26 2013 | Delcan Finn

Posted on 09/26/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by Rashputin

Conservative Catholics -- both politically and religiously -- can now rejoice: due to her House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) longstanding support for abortion, she must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Chief Justice Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican.

Burke referenced Canon 915, a part of Canon law which states those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

As Cardinal Burke noted, “[Pelosi] 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.”

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seems like there's a difference of opinion over whether this is an official act on the part of Cardinal Burke or just his recommendation
1 posted on 09/26/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by Rashputin
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To: Rashputin

“As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this.”

It’s hard to not see that as false doctrine. She should actually be excommunicated.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 11:10:35 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: thorvaldr

Ol’ Snaredrum Face won’t care. She’ll find some liberal parish where they give Communion to pets.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 11:13:06 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Rashputin

What matters is not how individuals interpret Cardinal Burke’s somewhat guarded remarks.

What matters is whether or not Pelosi is denied communion. The Catholic Church has it well within its power to see to it that she does not receive communion, should they desire that outcome.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 11:13:30 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Rashputin

I would love to see her turned away from Communion, I would be even happier if she truly lived her faith, turn away from murder, and received Communion in a state of grace.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 11:15:37 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Rashputin

Little nazified Nancy takes her real communion from a different church, one in which she is the mistress, and the sacrifices are bloodier than crackers and wine.


6 posted on 09/26/2013 11:16:26 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Jim Noble

I am not Catholic, so I do not know, but does this mean that Little Miss Plastic Face is going to hell?


7 posted on 09/26/2013 11:16:50 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: elcid1970

My thoughts exactly. It will be like judge shopping, but far easier, and ,more lucrative for the ‘open minded’ clergy she finally meets.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 11:17:53 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Rashputin

Well I doubt the American cardinals will refuse her if she shows up.

But whether they do or not she knows now that she is not entitled to the Sacrament, and o try to receive Communion in that State would just add to the Charges when she faces the Head Man. Not that she needs additional charges a, and like the murdering Kennedy’s when she is buried there will be a Cardinal there to watch her go.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Rashputin

It the Church applied this to Joe Biden, he would say “Hey, this is a big F###in’ deal!”


10 posted on 09/26/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Rashputin

Hope our fat little troll from Maryland, Babs Mikulski, is next to be banned...


11 posted on 09/26/2013 11:20:19 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: Tupelo
I am not Catholic, so I do not know, but does this mean that Little Miss Plastic Face is going to hell?

No, because she isn't dead yet. One of the purposes of debying Communion is instruction. At the same time, as things now stands, all signs point to her have knowingly and willfully committed a grave offense, and being attached (no repentence) to her act.
12 posted on 09/26/2013 11:22:50 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Rashputin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3071590/posts


13 posted on 09/26/2013 11:25:46 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rashputin

That is not “fair” to pick on poor Nancy and single her out. There are dozens of other faux Catholics in congress who should get the same treatment.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 11:27:12 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Venturer

Your opinion.

This is the Church version of the CJ in regards to Burke.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 11:27:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Tupelo

Not for us to decide. But we can sure as hell hope so.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: forgotten man

Biden and Sebelius for sure. As my Irish grandmother would have said “the devil take their souls”


17 posted on 09/26/2013 11:30:45 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Rashputin

Good, long overdue.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT by chud
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To: Rashputin

Oops!

Guess God is not amused.


19 posted on 09/26/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Rashputin

I don’t know whether this was his opinion or whether he issued an order.

The problem is that she claims she is under DC’s Cardinal Wuerl, a famous pro-Dem bishop who wouldn’t do a thing to offend her. Her place of residence is San Francisco, where she lives in a splendid mansion known to all the locals...she lived there even when she was Mayor, because she’s from a wealthy family and her husband is mega-wealthy.

So this would mean that her bishop is Cordileone, who is very orthodox but obviously, without the support of Rome, won’t do anything to touch her.

Does this mean Rome is now giving him some support?


20 posted on 09/26/2013 11:36:27 AM PDT by livius
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To: Rashputin

good start. keep going...


21 posted on 09/26/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tupelo
but does this mean that Little Miss Plastic Face is going to hell?

While I'm right there with you emotionally, Love does not rejoice at injustice but rejoices in the good. For our own soul's health we simply MUST pray that the reprobate repent.

Excommunication is often called "medicinal." I can think of two ways this is true. It is sort of a quarantine to protect the faithful. It is also like an "intervention" to impress upon the excommunicate person the gravity of her condition. God desires not the death of a sinner but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live. One way to get that to happen is to show how perilous the state of the sinner is. Excommunication does that.

Personally, I think we're approaching the time when the Pope must act, for Pelosi's good and that of the nation. She will blow off the cardinal's statement. She can't blow off the Holy Father w/o blowing off her claim to be Catholic.

22 posted on 09/26/2013 11:50:45 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Tupelo

technically no.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Biggirl

I read that and the two articles seem to differ as to what Burke said. One has “should”, one has “must”, that’s the point


24 posted on 09/26/2013 11:56:51 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: lee martell; elcid1970

It was only months ago when she took communion at the Vatican.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 12:03:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: thorvaldr

This is delicious news.

Pel0si: “As a practicing Catholic....”

Can’t practicing the Eucharist!


26 posted on 09/26/2013 12:33:37 PM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: Rashputin

I’m new to the Catholic Church and I treasure my faith. I’m worried, but I hope, that this vile woman won’t be able to buy her way out of this.


27 posted on 09/26/2013 12:52:23 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Rashputin

The church should realize that the laity *like* discipline.

Even if the church was somewhat too strict about punishing those in open defiance, heterodoxy and outright heresy, it would be far more appreciated by the laity than if the church takes a wishy-washy stance, allowing the offensive to torment the faithful and defile the sacred places and sacraments.


28 posted on 09/26/2013 12:58:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Rashputin

Actually, from I heard the last time she took communion the wafer burst into flames when she touched it, and the priest suffered 2nd degree burns.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 1:00:04 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Rashputin

Trust me she is still getting communion. Until the local bishop says no she will get it. He has threatened her in the past but never followed through.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 1:49:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Does she even go to church? I mean when there is no celebrity funeral....


31 posted on 09/26/2013 1:51:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Rashputin

Not what Burke said.


32 posted on 09/26/2013 5:06:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Rashputin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3071699/posts


33 posted on 09/26/2013 5:07:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

You can find it reported either way, actually, but I think the other report is verbium and ones like this have been or will be corrected.


34 posted on 09/26/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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