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Rev. Donat Gionet, 85, gave the sermon at the Roman Catholic church in Saint-Léolin while replacing the regular parish priest late last month....

"I said: 'Today, it is we Catholics who are destroying our Catholic Church. We need only look at the number of abortions among Catholics, look at the homosexuals, and ourselves.' (That's when I pointed at my chest - through that action I wanted to say, we the priests) and I continued saying: We are destroying our Church ourselves. And that's when I said that those were the words expressed by Pope John Paul II. At that point, in the St-Léolin church only, I added: 'We can add to that the practice of watching gay parades, we are encouraging this evil' ... What would you think of someone who seeing what was happening on (Sept.) 11, 2001, the crumbling of the towers, had begun clapping? We must not encourage evil, whatever form it takes."

....Rev. Wesley Wade, vicar general of the Diocese of Bathurst, said Gionet's teachings don't meet the diocese's goal of following Christ's example of loving unconditionally. "We have to respect people on their own journey," Wade said. "The first message of Christ was to reveal to us a loving father and a merciful father and that we are all called to be his children and that we are all loved unconditionally by Him." While the Church gets criticized as a judgmental institution, Wade said the reality is "it's full of compassion."

1 posted on 09/27/2011 7:13:12 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy
Old news.
2 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:11 AM PDT by conservonator
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To: Alex Murphy

With a name like “Wesley Wade”, he’s got to be a fag.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:11 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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“Rev. Wesley Wade, vicar general of the Diocese of Bathurst, said Gionet’s teachings don’t meet the diocese’s goal of following Christ’s example of loving unconditionally.”

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Ummmm, yes they do. at the essence of what the Church’s judgmentalism means. “Loving undonditionally” does not mean failing to recognize and condemn sin.

Fr. Wade needs to re-read his catechism.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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Unreal. Is someone looking into the guy who made the decision? This stinks to high heaven.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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What interesting times we live in, where a congregation can get a priest banned because they don’t like his sermons. What need is there for priests if the congregation knows better?


6 posted on 09/27/2011 7:26:15 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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Rev Gionet is right on target.
THE PEOPLE responsible for the recent losses in the Catholic Church are primarily the Hierarchy who act as apoligists and enablers for the creatins (priests) acting as Homosexuals abusing children.
That such widespread abuse continues to happen within the church is because the Hierarchs refuse to condemn such parverted activity and remove the perpetrators from the priesthood of church..
We have not maintained Christ as the central theme of the church and we have not been true to his teachings.
We have essentially lost our way.
The Gionet case proves the point.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT by chatham
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Priest barred from saying mass ["it is we Catholics CINOs who are destroying our Catholic Church"]

There, fixed it!

11 posted on 09/27/2011 7:43:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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bkmk


13 posted on 09/27/2011 7:56:01 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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So what’s your point? Are you attacking the Church again or defending the gay community? Would you care to post the Canadian laws governing speech against homosexuality (hint - the First Amendment doesn’t apply there) and what the penalties are?


18 posted on 09/27/2011 8:16:04 AM PDT by Natural Law (For God so loved the world He did not send a book.)
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“Go and sin no more...”


19 posted on 09/27/2011 8:32:45 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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“Rev. Wesley Wade, vicar general of the Diocese of Bathurst, said Gionet’s teachings don’t meet the diocese’s goal of following Christ’s example of loving unconditionally.”

Poppycock. The Bishop should be replaced and the priest reinstated. Unconditional love does not mean unconditional acceptance of acts and practices. It means unconditional acceptance of people despite them.

Perhaps the Bishop has been mau-maued into forgetting the bit about loving the sinner while hating the sin. I know it’s mocked in trendy circles, even among churchmen.

If the law prohibits the priest’s freedom to speak his mind from the pulpit, then he can choose to be jailed for what he believes, and challenge the law by his example. Since he, unlike the Bishop, strikes me as a brave man, he might choose to live out his final days in glorious defiance of political correctness.


25 posted on 09/27/2011 12:20:56 PM PDT by Sick of Lefties
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