House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Catholic bishops who do not believe she should receive Communion due to her views on abortion.
“I think I can use my own judgment on that but I’m pleased with what the Vatican put out on that subject. Did you read that?” Pelosi, D-Calif., told a reporter at her weekly press conference.
“It basically says don’t be divisive on the subject. Thank you,” Pelosi said before exiting the conference.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene for a national meeting next month, with plans to vote on drafting guidelines for Communion. Some bishops have been pressing for President Biden and other public figures who support abortion to be excluded from the sacrament.
The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office issued a warning to the conference to deliberate carefully to avoid sowing division.
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Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote in a letter that any new policy “requires that dialogue occurs in two stages: first among the bishop
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