In an interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times published Saturday, Nancy’s daughter Alexandra revealed that the former House Speaker had sought the help of priests after her husband Paul was allegedly attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant in October.
“I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty,” Alexandra said. “I think it really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.”
The pastor of Pelosi’s parish of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fr. Arturo Albano, declared that his staff was not involved in such a rite: “As far as I know, no exorcism or priest services were performed at her home.”
Last May, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion because of her increasingly “extreme” pro-abortion views. Pelosi describes herself as a “devout” Catholic, despite her wholehearted advocacy of abortion in flagrant opposition to Church teaching.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said Pelosi is “positively conflicted. She wears her Catholicism on her sleeve while basically sticking her middle finger at the Catholic Church every opportunity she has.”