Nationwide Petition Launched to Deny Communion to Pelosi, Biden, and other Pro-aborts

February 17, 2009 – As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi prepares to meet with Pope Benedict tomorrow in Rome, stateside, a nationwide petition project has been launched requesting the Catholic Bishops of the United States to withhold Communion from her and other prominent Catholics in public life that obstinately persist in their dissent from Catholic teaching on serious moral issues.

This nationwide Withholding Communion petition is being launched by, a Catholic News Portal. The goal of the petition drive is to gather a least 1 million petitions for presentation to the U.S. Bishops and the Vatican.

The basis for withholding communion is Canon 915, which stipulates that those "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion." Archbishop Burke, the head of the Church's highest court reiterated his view on this subject in a recent interview with LifeSite News dated January 30, 2009, in which he stated, "The person who persists publicly in grave sin is to be denied Holy Communion, and it [Canon Law] doesn't say that the bishop shall decide this. It's an absolute."

Most Catholics don’t know that in addition to Canon 915, Canon law also compels Catholics to take action." Canon 212 S3, states that the Catholic faithful have " ..the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church."

While the Catholic faithful understand and support the behind-the-scenes dialogue and diplomacy that goes on with prominent Catholics, by the Bishops, to reconcile them with the Church -- when such dissent continues for years and in some cases decades - - in spite of the actions and activities that have been undertaken by past and present Bishops - - then it becomes necessary for a Bishop to take a formal public stand to prevent further scandal.

Unfortunately what has happened is that prominent, dissenting Catholics, in public life have continued to receive communion with impunity—and this has led to the false impression that the Church condones or at least tolerates such dissenting opinions on serious moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research to name a few.

Not only do these prominent Catholics disregard the Church’s teachings, but in many cases they actively and publicly promote policies and legislation that undermines, opposes and contradicts the Church’s teachings. Examples of such Catholics include Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi, Vice President - Joseph Biden, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Senator John Kerry, to name a few.

For more information or to complete the petition go to


  1. Thank you for that link!

  2. "..this has led to the false impression that the Church condones or at least tolerates such dissenting opinions on serious moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research to name a few."

    This is precisely the harm that is coming to the body of Christ as a result of the bishops' not taking public action. The sheep then do come to false conclusions regarding the gravity of the life issues. What a difference it would make if the public knew that Pelosi and Biden are so out of step with the teachings of the church that they would not be admitted to Communion. What a difference it would make to the politicians themselves!! Suddenly they would realize that they are in grave moral danger. It really should be done.

  3. The Church should immediately excommunicate all politicians around the world who refuse to repudiate their support for abortion crime.

    Politicians who support prenatal homicide should be held accountable for the crimes which they are aiding and abetting and should not be supported or accepted by the Catholic Church or any other church.

    Start off by excommunicating Biden and Pelosi.

  4. As a Catholic, I do hope to see them go to confession, but I believe it is wrong for us Catholics to judge them. Don't get me wrong, I am 100% Pro-Life! But, how many people are signing this petition that don't go to confession themselves?

    We are quick to judge, but won't even look at our own faults. Yes, abortion is wrong, and is a grave sin. But so are many other things that are happening all over the country.

    I do hope that if you sign this petition, you look at your own life and go to confession so that you will not be a hypocrite.

    Thats just my 2 cents.

  5. Chris, I do not believe we are judging them, it is their own public statement of policy.

    Jesus said "it is better to tie a millstone around your neck and be thrown in to the deepest part of the sea, rather than lead the least of my little one astray". I believe if we can get them to see the error in their ways, we will be helping to save them from eternal damnation.

    I know of several people who have said to me that "it (abortion) can't be too bad since the Bishops and Priests don't say anything". I elieve we need to educate all people again in what is right and what is wrong!

  6. Bill,

    I agree with what you are saying. The thing is we need to do it with love. I am 100% on your side and the Church's side. But, the way I read some of these blogs, well, it's not out of love.

    I just want to make sure that people are living out what they are preaching. We all need to go to confession.


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