Skip to comments.Area Same-Sex [Lesbian] Couple Denied Communion [Missouri]
Posted on 01/31/2014 6:48:32 PM PST by marshmallow
An area woman was denied Communion at her mothers funeral last month after a priest new to her parish learned she was in a same-sex relationship.
Carol Parker and her partner of nearly 20 years, Josie Martin, live in the small town of Chula, Mo., and had been attending St. Columban Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Mo., for 12 years when Ms. Parkers mother passed away on Dec. 26. The obituary listed Ms. Parker as a surviving daughter and also mentioned her partner.
Later that week, Ms. Parker received a call from Father Benjamin Kneib, informing her that she and Ms. Martin would not be allowed to receive Communion at the Dec. 30 funeral.
It was a shock to hear him say that, Ms. Parker said. I never expected that, especially at my mothers funeral.
She added that at the funeral, most in attendance chose not to take Communion out of respect for her and Ms. Martin. Despite this show of solidarity, the women no longer feel welcome at the church and have begun visiting another an hour from their home.
That was our faith community. It really took away a lot of things for us, Ms. Parker said. He (Father Kneib) would still like to see us there, but I dont feel like Im welcome if I cant take part in the main focus of the Mass.
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And? I mean, this IS a Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church still considers her bahviour to be a sin. The real issue is the effort to pressure the Catholic Churches in the US to become cheerleaders for Homosexuality.
The priest was right. The homosexuals were wrong and wrong to be offended if they claim to be Christians.
She can’t claim to be surprised at the Church’s position on homosexuality.
She’s probably surprised that someone decided to enforce that.
Good for the priest.
I am not Catholic, but I hope more and more priests take a strong religious stand against the queers.
Bravo Father Kneib!
When the hell is Piglosi going to be DENIED!
How many times do we have to hear some variation of homosexuals being shocked and outraged, when encountering someone not on board with their lifestyle?
And the tone of the news reports are that we should be liberal, and be sympathetic to “homophobic” forces in the world which are not celebrating that lifestyle.
Yes, good for this man for showing some spine.
She needs to go through bible classes again and learn that she is NOT WORTHY. Until she becomes so, she can not take it.
The Priest is doing the lady a favor - to take communion without due consideration to sin and the state of your soul is not smart!
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
1 Corinthians 11:2330
“So unless you change the rules for *us*, we’ll take our ball and go home.”
Chutzpa doesn’t begin to describe it.
I know I received unworthily in decades past, when I was in my late teens and early 20's. I have repented and may God forgive me. One of these days I've got to make a General (Lifetime) Confession.
While there are doubtless instances of repentant homosexuals who struggle with weakness and need Jesus to help them out of their weakness, the fact that this woman went on to make a political statement out of the situation is an indication of impenitence. She should not, in such condition, receive the Lord’s body and blood. Note how the priest still wants to talk to her. Jesus never gives up. “How often I would have gathered you . . . but you would not.”
Good for the priest. Same-sex couples should NOT be welcome, they mock God.
I am a lapsed Catholic, but I respect the Church’s right to insist that Catholics respect church teaching. Every Christmas, I attend church with my elderly Catholic mother, because it makes her happy for her children to be there. I do not receive communion, but my lapsed Catholic sister (a liberal), and her non-Catholic husband (also a liberal), both receive communion every year. I regard that as liberal entitlement.
Your comments are a correct expression of Catholic teaching. I wish more priests had such a clear understanding.
Did anyone notice how they used the pope’s words to justify their position? The pope is trying to be more “tolerant”, but is encouraging the lefties to continue to persecute the church. If they believe the pope can be cornered, he will be cornered. He must make it plain as day that open sin cannot be condoned in the church. Otherwise, sin will overtake Catholics as it has Lutherans, Episcopalians, Anglicans, Methodists, et al.