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Archbishop says Pelosi is not entitled to receive Communion

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will not be admitted to receive Communion in response to her push to codify abortion rights, underscoring the nation's widening divisions as the U.S. Supreme Court consider whether to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

His statement marks the latest clash between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and the House Speaker over abortion rights, which Pelosi has championed.

"After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion," Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in a tweet about the San Francisco Democrat who is speaker of the House.

The move comes a year after Cordileone and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego became embroiled in a debate over excluding from Communion politicians who support abortion rights like Pelosi and President Joe Biden, also a Catholic.

"To those who are advocating for abortion, I would say, 'This is killing. Please stop the killing. You're in a position to do something about it,'" Cordileone said last year in an interview with Catholic television network EWTN.

 

—Los Angeles Times

R. Kelly’s sentencing in New York delayed ... again

A federal judge in New York on Friday granted a two-week delay in sentencing for R. Kelly after his lawyer said experts she’d hired had been unable to get access to the singer in the federal lockup in Brooklyn.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly moved Kelly’s sentencing hearing from June 15 to June 29, writing in her order that it would be the last time she granted a change. The hearing had originally been set for May 4.

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