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Thursday, March 1, 2012

What they're not telling you about the DC, lesbian communion scandal

It seems that the above, fine-hunk-o'-woman, Barbara Johnson, had a bit of a disagreement with a Catholic priest while attending the church service for the passing of a loved one...

"A lesbian attending her mother’s funeral was denied Communion by the priest because she was 'living in sin'.

Barbara Johnson, who attended the funeral with her partner of 20 years, stood first in the line to receive the bread and wine at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Saturday.

But Father Marcel Guarnizo reportedly covered the bowl and said: ‘I cannot give you Communion because you live with a woman, and in the eyes of the Church, that is a sin.’

Johnson was stunned by the priest's actions and thought he might change his mind. 'I just stood there, in shock. I was grieving, crying,' the 51-year-old told the Washington Post.

'My mother’s body was behind me, and all I wanted to do was provide for her, and the final thing was to make a beautiful funeral, and here I was letting her down because there was a scene.'"

There you have it folks, all cut and dried for your consumption. Mean, rigid, theistic old priest unbendingly refuses to assist a grieving soul during her time of need. For SHAME Fr. Guarnizo!

But then, as is almost always inevitable, the other side of the story manages to come to light. Kudos for An Archdiocese of Washington DC Catholic for providing us with the following...

"..just wanted to let you know that there is a lot more to this story than has been published। I was in a meeting with Fr Marcel and heard the whole story। The woman in question brought her lesbian partner into the vesting sacristy just before the funeral Mass and made sure to introduce her partner to Fr Marcel, introducing her as her ‘lover’. He told her then that she should not present herself for Communion. I have been to many Masses said by Father Marcel and he is a good and holy priest. He speaks very softly when giving out Holy Communion, almost whispering “Corpus Christi” — and did not publicly denounce her but rather said in a whisper that he could not give her Holy Communion. He did feel sick at the end of Mass and made sure to have a replacement priest accompany the body and family to the cemetery.

Father Marcel has a very active role in the very public and weekly vigils at Carhart’s late term abortion clinic in Germantown. He has been a staunch and vociferous defender of life. It is my belief that this is a calculated attempt to discredit him. (Remember – same sex marriage will be signed into law this week in Maryland.) ‘Catholics for Equality’ and other gay groups are feeling pretty strong right now. Fr Marcel is their enemy because he speaks the truth and does not back down…"

Who wants to bet that the account given above will be very well-covered by the MSM and broadcast for all to see? The fact of the matter is that although Catholics and many Protestants may disagree on numerous theological points, there seems to be an organized effort to silence Christianity into submission to a New World Order where the meanining of 'tolerance' is perverted and only extends to those who the Mainstream Media decides are deserving.


The Maryland Crustacean said...

It does seem that the assault on the church, Christianity and traditional values used to be more subtle, graduated, in baby steps. Same thing with the assault on the Constitution and individual liberty. Now it is a full frontal assault, no holds barred. It seems to them that while radicals are in power, they need to pull out all the stops while they have their window of opportunity.

Stormbringer said...

Dr. James White, who has very little fondness for Roman Catholic theology and practice, agrees with the priest. He said that if you don't like what the Roman church teaches and believes, don't go to the Roman church!

Really, it's not that difficult.

Joe Conservative said...

Half-truths are the best one can expect out of the Lamestream media.

Gregg said...

The sad thing to me is the fact that the obvious will be missed by most. Church attendance, services conducted or offered by the church, and the ordinances are privileges offered to constituents who meet the "requirements" or conditions spelled out in the church documents.

The Lord's Table or communion is not a right, it is a privilege governed by certain restrictions.

Ross said...

You said it.

JD Curtis said...

"Here are the facts: On Saturday February 25th I showed up to officiate at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Loetta Johnson. The arrangements for the Mass were also not my own. I wish to clarify that Ms. Barbara Johnson (the woman who has since complained to the press), has never been a parishioner of mine. In fact I had never met her or her family until that morning.

The funeral celebration was to commence at 10:30a.m. From 9:30 to 10:20, I was assigned to hear confessions for the parish and anyone in the funeral party who would have chosen to receive the sacrament.

A few minutes before the Mass began, Ms. Johnson came into the sacristy with another woman whom she announced as her “lover”. Her revelation was completely unsolicited. As I attempted to follow Ms.Johnson, her lover stood in our narrow sacristy physically blocking my pathway to the door. I politely asked her to move and she refused." Link to full statement from Fr. Marcel Guarnizo