"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg took a minute from downplaying the Holocaust and suggesting that women and their unborn children get to make the decision on whether to abort a baby to claim that the archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco had no right to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Holy Communion based on her support for abortion up until birth.
The rambling leftist - who, as far as I understand it, is not Catholic - said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's announcement is "starting to blur the line between church and state" because he has instructed local priests to refuse Pelosi the sacrament, purporting that it's "not his job" to tell parishioners that they can't receive Communion at his church.
'This is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision," she ranted.
Whoopi: "The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving Communion because of her pro-choice stance ... this is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision." pic.twitter.com/TCSe0t6XLY— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 23, 2022
Now, admittedly, I'm not Catholic either (card-carrying evangelical, here). But insofar as I understand their rules, it is literally the clergy's job to enforce the Church's policy on who may or may not receive the sacraments based on the person's adherence to Church doctrine.
Which, as long-running Catholic doctrine holds, includes a condemnation of abortion as sin. Which would logically put Pelosi, a strong supporter of elective abortion up until the moment of birth, at odds with the Church to which she claims to belong.
To that end, it would be Cordileone's job - his actual, professional responsibility, for which he gets paid - to deny Pelosi Communion, as she is not in good standing with the Church.