domenica 22 maggio 2022

Stati Uniti
As communion ban debate heats up anew, don’t count on Rome to settle it

(John L. Allen Jr., Crux) In itself, Friday’s announcement that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone formally has barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion over her support for abortion rights probably shouldn’t be surprising, and it also may not be very consequential, at least in the short term. After all, Cordileone has sparred publicly with Pelosi over abortion rights for some time – at one point promoting a “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign to attempt to persuade the 82-year-old to change her stance – and he’s also made his position on access to communion for pro-choice politicians clear. In that sense, Friday’s ban represents the logical climax of a long-running drama. (...)