CNN’s Jim Sciutto goes to bat for Nancy Pelosi after SF archbishop bars her from Holy Communion

CNN anchors have a habit of embarrassing themselves on social media and self-described altar boy Jim Sciuttocan be added to the list.

The chief national security correspondent on the network and former Obama administration official took to Twitter in an apparent attempt to be U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chief apologist after an official with the Catholic Church banned the Democrat leader from a sacred rite.

Sciutto claimed the sanction is unprecedented.

On Friday, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Twitter, “After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing…the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

The post linked to a lengthy “letter to the faithful” from the archbishop wherein he explained that the decisions resulted from Pelosi’s extreme pro-abortion activism.

“Speaker Pelosi remains our sister in Christ.  Her advocacy for the care of the poor and vulnerable elicits my admiration.  I assure you that my action here is purely pastoral, not political,” the archbishop noted, however, about the politician who apparently doesn’t return his phone calls.

According to the liberal San Francisco Chronicle, the notification constitutes “an escalation of his feud with the Catholic Democrat over abortion politics.”

“Pope Francis, who is head of the Catholic Church, has previously urged bishops to tread softly on the issue of denying people the Eucharist—which Catholics consider the body of Jesus Christ—and advised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops against adopting a policy that would have denied communion to President Joe Biden,” Newsweek reported on Saturday.

In October 2019, Biden was denied communion at a South Carolina church because of his abortion-rights support.

Summarizing his religious resume, Sciutto rushed to Pelosi’s defense.

“[Twelve] years of Catholic school, altar boy, family deeply involved in our church, and never saw anyone banned from receiving communion. This is a deep fissure in the church – and a position Pope Francis himself doesn’t support,” the Ivy League (of course) graduate explained on Twitter.

The abortion debate has reemerged on the national stage after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization authored by Justice Samuel Alito that could strike down the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

If Alito’s decision is ever finalized and ratified by a majority on the high court, the abortion-rights issue would return to the states to regulate individually.

Many Americans are conflicted about the extremely sensitive and morally complex issue. Religious faith (including the degree to which individuals abide by various practices) is also a fundamentally personal issue.

According to a recent New York Post editorial, “the fact is that most of Americans are neither completely pro-life nor totally pro-choice, but a mix of both.”

“Recent Fox News polling shows that over half of Americans believe that abortion should be prohibited after 15 weeks of pregnancy,” FNC claimed earlier this month.

The Mississippi state law that is in dispute in Dobbs would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. The court has an option of limiting its decision to Dobbs without going any further, which presumably is Chief Justice Roberts’ preference.

In the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton expressed the view that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare,” but contemporary Democrats appear to have entirely abandoned the concept that the pregnancy-termination procedure should occur infrequently.

According to the liberal Daily Beast news outlet, Democrats dropped the rare proviso from their platform at the 2012 national convention.

Apart from the Sciutto cheering section which is extensive, other Twitter users are insinuating that the newsman’s analysis of the Eucharist embargo is inauthentic:

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