Nancy Pelosi calls herself a ‘devout catholic’.
Problem is of course, Catholics don’t think she is a devout Catholic.
Many people of faith cite Nancy Pelosi’s commitment to abortion as a major problem which puts her at odds with some of the most core commandments of the Catholic religion.
Several Archbishops, and other notable church leaders have condemned Pelosi in the past for her position, but she continues to call herself a serious Catholic.
Now Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has called upon Catholics to pray for Nancy Pelosi’s conversion of the heart on issues like abortion.
Here’s what he had to say:
Pelosi's Bishop calls for massive 'campaign of prayer and fasting' for 'her conversion of heart' on abortion
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone directed people to sign up for the 'Rose and Rosary for Nancy' anti-abortion campaignhttps://t.co/wdxU90m6ec
— Rock of Life (@RockofLifeNI) September 30, 2021
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileon’s call to prayer appeared on Breitbart:
“A conversion of heart of the majority of our Congressional representatives is needed” on the abortion issue, Archbishop Cordileone said in a statement this week, “beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
“I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi,” the archbishop said, and to “commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart.”
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called out Catholic politicians, like Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), who'd praised pro-abortion saying it's about medical choices. Cordileone directed any supporting HR 3755 to consider recent comments by Pope Francis who compared abortion to murder. Next? https://t.co/H7hLeYVPGy
— Church Security Institute (@ChurchSecurityI) October 5, 2021
Asked for a reaction to a statement by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who said this week that the abortion bill is “child sacrifice,” Nancy Pelosi declared that the Archbishop and I “have a disagreement.” https://t.co/AESZyoydae
— Pastor A.B. Harris (@pastorabharris) September 30, 2021
The Benedict Institute had his full official statement:
Today, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco asked all Catholics and others of goodwill to join the Benedict XVI Institute’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign at BenedictInstitute.org:
“St. Therese of Lisieux, the ‘Little Flower,’ whose feast day we celebrate this Friday, is remembered for these famous and cherished words: ‘After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will raise up a mighty host of little saints. My mission is to make God loved…’
“And after her death, the roses began to shower down from heaven. Roses have been called St. Therese’s ‘signature,’ a sign that the petitioner’s prayer has been heard.
“The rose is also a symbol of our Blessed Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the ‘mystical rose.’ At this particular moment in the history of our nation, we need more than ever the intercession of our Blessed Mother, St. Therese, and all other saints who have shown us the path to life. Indeed, the reaction elicited by the passage of the Texas Heartbeat Bill shows how desperately our country, and many of our political leaders, need a conversion of heart to steer us away from the path to death and reclaim a culture of life.
“Witness the House of Representatives’ passage of HR 3755, which would impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy. A conversion of heart of the majority of our Congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart. Please sign up for the ‘Rose and Rosary for Nancy’ campaign at BenedictInstitute.org, and a rose will be sent to her as a symbol of your prayer and fasting for her.
“Speaker Pelosi speaks fondly of her children. She clearly has a maternal heart. Pope Francis has called abortion murder, the equivalent of hiring a hitman to solve a problem. The solution to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence but love. Please join me in praying the rosary and fasting for a conversion of Speaker Pelosi’s maternal heart to embracing the goodness and dignity of human life not only after birth, but in the womb as well.”
“This is our Year for the Homeless,” Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the Benedict XVI Institute added, “Our support for our brothers and sisters on the streets of San Francisco and our support for our brothers and sisters in the womb has the same deep roots: our faith in the equal dignity of every human soul. We matter not because of how rich, or powerful, or useful, or beautiful we might be, but because of who we are: equally beloved children of God.