Washington, D.C. (04 August 2008) – Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued the following statement regarding Rep. Nancy Pelosi's frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, as reported in the August 4 issue of The Hill.
"Nancy Pelosi's sacrilegious public support of abortion has resulted in untold loss of life. We call on our Catholic bishops, our shepherds, to lead us in showing reverence for the Holy Eucharist – the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – of Jesus Christ, by enforcing Canon 915:
Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or the declaration of a penalty as well as others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to communion.
"Rep. Pelosi and all pro-abortion politicians, who assist in the legalized slaughter of innocent children, should not be allowed to defile the Eucharist with bloodstained hands.
"We especially ask Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco to be true shepherds of their diocese and defenders of the faith by protecting the Holy Eucharist from those who seek to exploit it for political gain."
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- The Hill: Pelosi's Church Has Not Withheld Communion (03 August 2008)
- EWTN: Canon 915: The Discipline Regarding the Denial of Holy Communion (2007)