Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity"
Cordileone replied that after nine years at the helm of the Archdiocese he is “not at that point yet” because he is still in early stages of discerning what would be best for the Church in “preserving unity.”
He argues that Pelosi has “done good” but admitted that this does not justify perpetrating very evil deeds. Asked when the Church - after fifty years of abortion – will finally deny Communion to promotors of abortion, Cordileone replied that he lacks “a social movement behind him.”
Cordileone is one of the most conservative bishops in the West and publicly supports theoretically denying Communion to abortion politicians. However, even after nine years, his position in San Francisco Archdiocese is still weak and has grown weaker with Francis since the Council Church is not bowing to the power of truth but the truth of the power (see above: "social movement").