Catholic Church Shuts Down Media – Sends This Email
(DailyVantage.com) – San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s decision to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Holy Communion due to her position on abortion has sparked considerable controversy this week. Many have supported Cordileone’s position on the matter, but one notable archbishop remained silent: Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. In fact, he sent out an email saying he would not address the media — although it seems the communication was sent out mistakenly and only to one outlet.
The Washington Examiner reached out to Archbishop Gregory’s office asking for a statement on the controversy surrounding Cordileone’s decision. Gregory’s office replied with a confusing response that apparently should have gone to a different recipient.
The reply began by noting that the last time the office checked emails, the inbox only contained a couple of messages from random people wanting to tell Gregory to “bring down the hammer on Pelosi.”
The office of Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., said in a blunt and mistakenly sent email to the Washington Examiner that requests “will be ignored.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2022
The Washington Examiner sent an additional email asking to clarify Gregory’s position on the matter. His office apologized for “the mistaken email” and provided a quote for the Examiner’s story. It confirmed that Gregory would not comment on issues concerning Catholic politicians and communion. The statement said Archbishop Cordileone’s actions “are his decision to make in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.”
Gregory’s office also advised that the archbishop had not issued a directive to priests in his Washington, DC, Archdiocese to refuse communion to anyone.
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