According to a New York Times article, Nancy Pelosi reportedly summoned priests to exorcise her home of evil spirits, but the pastor of Pelosi’s neighbourhood church, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fr. Arturo Albano, stated that his staff was not a part of such a ritual.
Former House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi called priests to remove the evil spirits from her luxurious San Francisco house after a man is said to have attacked her husband there with a hammer.
“I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty,” said Pelosi’s daughter Alexandra, the New York Times reported Saturday.
“I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services,” she added.
Pastor of Pelosi’s neighborhood church, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fr. Arturo Albano, stated that his staff was not a part of such a ritual.
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“As far as I know, no exorcism or priest services were performed at her home,” Albano told The Post.
Pelosi may have turned to a higher authority inside her local church, though.
The Democrat was prohibited from receiving Holy Communion by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in May “until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion,” the archbishop wrote at the time. When contacted for comment, the archdiocese did not respond.
Despite her vocal pro-abortion campaigning in defiance to church doctrine, Pelosi has long described herself as a devoted Catholic.
Critics practically scaled the barricades in response to the bizarre news.
“Will she also be coordinating one for the speaker’s office?” wondered Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).
“Hopefully Nancy doesn’t vanish after the exorcism,” tweeted Terry Mann.
The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue encouraged Pelosi to seek “help”—from a therapist.
“The woman is positively conflicted. She wears her Catholicism on her sleeve while basically sticking her middle finger at the Catholic Church every opportunity she has.”
“If it’s genuine, she needs psychiatric help,” Donohue continues. “And if not, it’s another example of Nancy Pelosi exploiting the Catholic Church for her own personal gain.”
However, exorcism may be necessary to confront “demonic infestation” and the presence of evil that may stay in a location where violent crime has happened, according to Fr. Vincent Lampert, exorcist for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
“It would be the recitation of a particular prayer, inviting the presence of God back into the house, casting out any presence of evil that may be there,” Lampert said. “Then the house would be blessed with holy water, reminding us of our new life in Christ, and the fact that we need not fear any evil, because recognizing that Christ is dwelling with us.”
“I would say I get thousands of those requests every year,” he added.
On October 29, when conspiracy theorist David DePape allegedly barged into the house looking for the then-Speaker of the House, Paul Pelosi was brutally attacked with a hammer there.
DePape, 42, is accused of striking Paul Pelosi, 82, with a hammer, breaking his head and gravely hurting his hands and right arm, requiring surgery, according to the authorities.
If Nancy told a falsehood during his anticipated questioning, DePape allegedly meant to “hold Nancy hostage” and “break her kneecaps.”
DePape will return to court on February 23 after entering a not guilty plea to charges that included attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse.
Last week, the Pelosis were seen dining at Balthazar in SoHo.