Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco called out Nancy Pelosi for her support of abortion before calling on all Catholics to pray Pelosi sees the light and reverses course.
He said: “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.
“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.
“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.
“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,” he said.
He tweeted earlier:
“Representatives in Congress: you have free will. Use it today to vote no to legalizing the killing of babies even weeks from birth. You have a choice. Give it to unborn babies, too.”
From Catholic Mass:
Ahead of the House vote on H.R. 3755, Archbishop Cordileone called the measure “nothing short of child sacrifice.”
The “misnamed” measure “shows to what radical extremes the supposedly ‘pro-choice’ advocates in our country will go to protect what they hold most sacred: the right to kill innocent human beings in the womb,” he said in a Sept. 21 statement.
At her Sept. 23 news conference, Pelosi defended her actions on abortion.
“It’s none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families,” she said in response to the question from Erik Rosales, Capitol Hill correspondent for EWTN News Nightly.
She said she and Archbishop Cordileone “had a disagreement about who should decide this. I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.”
San Francisco archbishop asks Catholics to fast and pray for Nancy Pelosi over her abortion stanceSAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco is asking “all Catholics and others of goodwill” to join a prayer andhttps://t.co/XFBsAeG2n0— CatholicMasses (@CatholicMasses) October 3, 2021