Skip to comments.Priest Attacked by Left-Wing Commentators for Allegedly Refusing Communion to Unrepentant Homosexual
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:16:30 AM PST by marshmallow
Several left-wing blogs decided to attack a Catholic priest yesterday because it seems that he may have denied holy communion to an openly 'active' lesbian during her mother's funeral Mass on Saturday. The priest is called Father Marcel Guarnizo, and I am sure he could do with some prayers now that so many of the Church's internal and external enemies have decided to launch this assault against him.
Father Guarnizo is being vilified in a most virulent and unjust way on the comment threads at seemingly anti-Catholic sites such as The New Civil Rights Movement, Huffington Post, and Addicting Info (where the story originated).
Although the facts concerning what happened at this Requiem Mass last Saturday remain sketchy, and all we have to go on is what we've been told by Ann Werner in her apparently biased blog post at Addicting Info, it seems that the baying wolves amongst modernist Catholics and left-wing secularists have already pronounced Guarnizo guilty of some heinous crime.
The overreaction of left-wing commentators
"Something terrible happened this past weekend in Maryland..." announced the rather hysterical Werner, whose blog post - for some bizarre reason - began and ended with a rant against the rise of the political right in the US. This great injustice in Maryland, she goes one to explain, involved some kind of relation or friend of hers, called Barbara, who "was denied communion at her mothers funeral." Ann Werner went on to allege that Father Marcel Guarnizo refused to administer holy communion to Barbara after telling her: "I cannot give you communion because you live with a woman and that is a sin according to the church [sic]."
I would hardly describe the act of refusing someone communion - especially someone who seems to be living in an...........
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Good for the priest for protecting the sanctity of the sacrament.
Denial of Holy Communion (for various reasons) should happen every day in pretty much every parish.
washington post made a big deal of this too.
Seemingly, in conjunction with another 6 anti-Santorum / anti-Catholic all published the same day.
It really got their leftist readers bleating.
While the Communists are soiling themselves in their usual puerile ignorance, I’m awarding Fr. Guarnizo a medal for moral courage and good old unfashionable, sturdy rectitude.
Kudos to the priest for showing moral courage.
Cardinal Wuerl, please back your priest. Don’t talk like Cardinal George about his successor and successor’s successor dying when he wont have to because he wont stand - just STAND and take the sword like a Jesus man. Have them see His love in your eyes as they do it.
Father Marcel has.