SF Examiner editorial board demands Pope remove archbishop who barred Pelosi from communion over abortion

Yes, the San Francisco Examiner has called for the Pope to remove the Archbishop who banned San Fran Nan from getting communion.  Still the D.C. “Catholic” church gave her communion on Sunday—of course that church h is more political than religious.  But the big question should be who OWNS the San Fran Examiner.

From Wikipedia: “The San Francisco Examiner is a newspaper distributed in and around San FranciscoCalifornia, and published since 1863.

The longtime “Monarch of the Dailies” and flagship of the Hearst Corporation chain, the Examiner converted to free distribution early in the 21st century and is owned by Clint Reilly Communications, which bought the newspaper at the end of 2020 along with the SF Weekly.[2]

Clint Reilly is a Democrat consultant—in the past has worked for Pelosi and her endorsed or supported candidates.  They are friends.  The editorial was expected.  Who cares?

SF Examiner editorial board demands Pope remove archbishop who barred Pelosi from communion over abortion

The paper called for Pope Francis to remove the ‘radical’ Cordileone from leadership

By Kristine Parks | Fox News, 5/22/22  

Fox News Contributor Raymond Arroyo weighs in on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend,’ arguing that the move is an ‘act of mercy to Nancy Pelosi’ and that one must ‘live consistently the life that you are claiming as a Catholic.’

The San Francisco Examiner’s editorial board wrote a scathing rebuke of the city’s archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, after he announced he would deny Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Holy Communion, over her staunch support for abortion.

Cordileone wrote to Pelosi on Friday, warning her that she cannot receive Communion while vowing to codify Roe v. Wade.

“You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” he wrote.

In response, the liberal editorial board blasted the Catholic leader for “punishing” Pelosi, instead of “right-wing politicians” who “[vote] against health care or funding for the poor.”

They defended Pelosi as a leader who has “consistently fought on the morally right side of these issues,” and praised her as a role model for women.

The editorial board argued that by denying Pelosi Holy Communion, the archbishop wasn’t being loyal to Christ.

“Cordileone’s chief loyalty is not to Christ, but to the cabal of far-right American bishops led by Raymond Leo Burke, a Catholic prelate who has led a continual campaign to undermine Pope Francis’ authority,” they wrote, before demanding the Pope remove the “radical conservative” from San Francisco.

“We repeat the call for Pope Francis to remove him and replace him with a leader who can unify rather than divide. Cordileone’s radical conservative politics might attract more people to the faith in places like Oklahoma or Texas, but his partisan pomposity will win no converts in San Francisco,” the editorial board complained.

The Examiner ended their editorial by praising Pelosi’s Catholicism, compared to the archbishop’s.

“It is Nancy Pelosi, not Archbishop Cordileone, who reflects the true spirit of Christian care in the City of St. Francis,” the board wrote.

In 2021, Cordileone signaled he opposed President Biden receiving communion for his pro-choice stance.

“If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion,” the archbishop wrote in a pastoral letter that did not specify Biden or Pelosi by name.

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  1. Dr. Trent Saxton says

    The Constitution is a short document; there is nothing in it about most things, let alone marriage or abortion. When Supreme Court justices must determine if a right exists, they have to look to someone. So it is not controversial to say that the Supreme Court ought to be looking to God for the answers to legal questions. The Catholic church uses and interprets the Bible; as their doctrine of law. If you are a practicing Catholic and a Christian, you are not allowed to cherry pick the Bible and remain a follower of God. There are rules to follow to be “saved” according to Catholic doctrine and the Bible. Nancy (supposedly) has been a practicing “Catholic” only when it benefits her cause. The church has “finally” called her on her faith… in the Blood of Christ, and the Body of Christ, she must choose. Follow the rules of the Bible, or those of Roe Vs Wade, it’s your life Nancy. Biden, is in the same boat with Nancy.

  2. Rico Lagattuta says

    And the Catholic church wonders why they are loosing their flock. They have two churches. One is for the rich and the politically connected and the second is for the poor schelps who are blind obedients. Unfortnately for the Catholic church, yesterdays’ blind obedients got a little education and finally said ENOUGH. I AM OUT OF HERE. Does the church care? They still cater to the rich and politically connected and they haave a whole new pool of poor schelps so they don’t care. The church claims they are a religion and are non political. Not true. If Jesus was non political would there be a Catholic Church today? The priest in DC does not care what an Archbishop says. “Kill the baby Nancy, here is a wafer”

  3. John Hurabiell, Sr. says

    Gil Duran and Clint Reilly are leftwing a••holes and liars. The Examiner is a vile rag that I would not sully a birdcage with.

  4. Pelosi’s hubris is so fantastic she thinks she can tell the Pope what to do. Wow. Pelosi thinks she is God and can make rules to suit herself. Not surprising since the Catholic Church is so full of hypocrisy and is irrelevant mostly to even practicing Catholics. It has come so far over the centuries that one wonders if Jesus would recognize it as having anything to do with Him.

  5. Donald J says

    There was a time when divorce was totally frowned upon. Then Hollyweird got that changed to suit their “ant oath” keeping values, now the politicians who have a God complex are telling the Church to devalue their beliefs much as they have been undermining American /Constitutional values for the past 100 years.

  6. Just a quick aside re the Catholic Church: it is currently in a situation very much like the US, and for most of the same reasons. The left has gradually taken over. There is a core of faithful who question how the current Pope was chosen. Unlike the US, the church members can’t vote to “impeach” or to change anything. The faithful are truly frustrated and disgusted, as are most Americans with what’s happened to our country.

  7. Really??? says

    Let me get this straight.

    The newspaper demands freedom of speech when they print.

    But now the demand freedom of religion is not allowed unless they approve it?

    Welcome to the Socialist/Communist State of California.

    And you would vote Democrat for what reason?

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