Arlington Bishop Says He Will Also Deny Pelosi Communion Over Abortion

Advocacy D.C. Area Diocese the Fourth to Follow - San Francisco Archbishop in Demanding Repentance or Exclusion from Sacraments

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the diocese of Arlington said he will withhold holy communion to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making his the fourth diocese to take action over her abortion advocacy.

Bishop Burbidge said Wednesday he would respect the ban imposed May 20 by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who informed the House Democratic leader that she should not present herself for the Eucharist until she publicly repudiates her longtime support for abortion rights.

“He is her bishop and as that bishop, the direction and guidance he...


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