A fourth Catholic bishop has banned Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion. Bishop Michael Burbidge says Pelosi can’t receive communion in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia because she’s radically pro-abortion.
Bishop Burbidge has extended the communion ban that Pelosi’s home bishop in San Franciso put in place late last week saying it now applies to her if and when she visits any Catholic church one the Virginia side of the nation’s capital.
Burbidge said he respects the decision San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made to deny communion to Pelosi because of her radical abortion advocacy and because she refused to meet with him to discuss her pro-abortion record and to rent of her support for killing unborn babies.
“He is her bishop and as that bishop the direction and guidance he provides is not limited to just a geographical area,” Burbidge said on his diocese’s “The Walk Humbly Podcast.”
He explained that the decision was “pastoral, not political” and said the communion denial is not a punishment but a way of encouraging someone to repent and get right with God.
“I can’t say it enough, (these) decisions are made for the good of individuals to guard the faithful from scandal, which is caused when Catholics in public office take positions at odds with Church teaching,” the bishop said. “That confuses people and a bishop has to guard against that.”
“All people, including those who are not public individuals, have to approach the sacraments truly in communion with the Church and Our Lord,” Burbidge said.
Yesterday, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Texas banned Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion “until she repents and stops advocating the murder of children.”
“Pray for her heart to be turned to God & away from the power of this world,” the bishop added.
The bishop of Tyler, Texas said Pelosi also is barred from Communion in his diocese.
“The concern for Mrs Pelosi’s eternal salvation extends to the Diocese of Tyler. She is barred from Communion here until she repents & stops advocating the murder of children. Pray for her heart to be turned to God & away from the power of this world,” the bishop said in his Wednesday tweet.
Pelosi lashed out at her archbishop Tuesday for denying her communion because of her pro-abortion actions, saying the Catholic leader should not “foist” his views onto others.
Pelosi professes to be a devout Catholic and frequently brings up her faith while pushing her political agenda, but she supports the killing of unborn bab…