Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco explained his decision to deny Nancy Pelosi communion -
“After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
Cordileone wrote a letter to Pelosi -
“As you have not publicly repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come,” … “I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publicly repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” -Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, May 19, 2022
Because her residency is in the San Francisco Archdiocese, Cordileone has authority over her.
Bishop Vasa, in whose diocese Pelosi has a winery/vacation home, said, “I have visited with the pastor at (Pelosi’s parish) [not revealed] and informed him that if the Archbishop prohibited someone from receiving Holy Communion, then that restriction followed the person and the pastor was not free to ignore it.”