You’re not going to believe this. Honestly, I don’t think that I could make this up even on my most creative day. There was actually a real exorcism performed at the home of Nancy Pelosi a couple of months ago.
Nancy Pelosi and her daughter, Alexandra, reported to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times that Pelosi had summoned Catholic priests to perform an exorcism of her San Francisco townhouse to rid it of evil spirits. The reason for the alleged summoning was due to a hammer-wielding assailant that attacked her husband Paul in October, which Pelosi felt guilty about and left her deeply affected. Alexandra stated that Nancy had priests trying to perform an exorcism of the house over Thanksgiving and felt this was necessary in order for Paul to return back to full health.
Pelosi's daughter: "Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.” https://t.co/DgLLX2nt7E
The pastor of Pelosi’s parish, Fr. Arturo Albano, denied any knowledge of performing such a rite at their residence. This came right around the same time when San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Nancy from receiving Holy Communion due to her “extreme” pro-abortion views. Even after numerous attempts at helping Nancy understand the danger she was risking with her support for abortion rights and the grave evil she was perpetrating, Cordileone determined it best to publicly declare she would not be admitted until she confessed her sin and received absolution for it in Penance.
Despite describing herself as a “devout” Catholic, Pelosi has been unapologetically open about advocating for abortion rights against Church teachings which label it as a serious moral evil with its severest penalty being automatic excommunication for those who participate in it. The Church reaffirms its stance on this issue since its foundation centuries ago through the Catechism of the Catholic Church which states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.” Bill Donohue from the Catholic League noted that although Nancy wears Catholicism on her sleeve in public, she is essentially disregarding all rules set by them which is an extremely conflicting position.
Overall, regardless of whether or not Nancy actually had an exorcism performed at her home or not is unknown but what is certain is that there is a clear divide between her public persona towards Catholicism and how she chooses to live out those beliefs in private. It will be interesting to see if Pelosi ever decides to change course or if this divide between church teachings and actions remains indefinitely.
I’ve actually been reading a book from an exorcist who has written on some of the events and people he has encountered over the years, and I think that it would be easy enough to find someone else to conduct an exorcism, even if her own priest didn’t know about it.