Fr. Guarizno Out in DC
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Priest who denied communion to lesbian no longer with DC archdiocese

Washington D.C., Jul 11, 2012 / 04:32 pm (CNA).-

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it no longer employs a priest who became known for denying Holy Communion to a partnered lesbian woman.

“Fr. Marcel Guarnizo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Moscow, Russia, who was given a temporary assignment at St. John Neumann parish,” archdiocesan communcations director Chieko Noguchi Scheve said in a statement provided to CNA on July 10.

“That assignment period has ended and Father Guarnizo is no longer in ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington,” Scheve wrote.

Fr. Guarnizo declined to comment on the announcement from the archdiocese.

In February 2012, the priest drew national attention for withholding the Eucharist from Barbara Johnson at her mother's funeral. Fr. Guarnizo made the decision after Johnson introduced him to her lesbian partner before Mass.

Johnson remained outraged after the incident, threatening to have Fr. Guarnizo “removed from parish life.” The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. apologized for his “lack of pastoral sensitivity” and said it was against policy for a priest to “publicly reprimand” a person approaching the sacrament.

In March, Fr. Guarnizo was removed from ministry in the archdiocese. The announcement of did not refer to Johnson, but cited “intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others.” Fr. Guarnizo defended his action, and said his removal from ministry was related to the funeral incident.

In a paper published online, Johnson had at one point identified herself as “a lesbian and a Buddhist.” However, she later told MSNBC that she is “a Catholic” who is “deeply influenced by eastern religion philosophy.” Her relationship with the Church, she said, is “complex.”

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/p...chdiocese/
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He should have stayed in Russia.
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I suppose Moscow is better than Siberia.
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(11-08-2012, 01:04 PM)Phillipus Iacobus Wrote: In a paper published online, Johnson had at one point identified herself as “a lesbian and a Buddhist.” However, she later told MSNBC that she is “a Catholic” who is “deeply influenced by eastern religion philosophy.” Her relationship with the Church, she said, is “complex.”

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/p...chdiocese/

If it's complex, it's only because she refuses to see the simplicity of such unequivocal and simple concepts as no partaking of the Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin-- a state most clearly seen in her lesbianism, Mertonesque "Catholicism", and being a raving bitch at her mother's funeral Mass.
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The first comment from the CNS site, which I find very interesting.
Quote:This incident is exactly why I left the Novus Ordo craziness in 1997 and went back to the Traditional Latin Mass in  the SSPX.  When the Clown Masses, and similar stupid stuff comes to your parish I suggest you get out also. You no longer have the Catholic faith but Progressive Liberal Modernism ( A heresy defined by Pope St.Pius X in 1907 as the syntheses of ALL HERESIES.  Get out or loose your faith.)  Why else are they closing schools, parishes, battling a pervasive sex scandal, and are cowed by Lesbian radicals like this woman. Add this to the re-election of Obummer and you won't recognize your country as we become socially and financially France, Spain, Italy, Ireland or Greece.  The Church was a bright shinning wonderful enterprise bringing in many converts up to about 1965 and the Vatican 2 Council.  Now that the windows were thrown open did we convert the world or did the world corrupt us??  The answer is obvious.  The Good Lord is ever so slowly removing His protection and abandoning us to our grave sinfullness. On your knees to beg forgiveness or we will be swallowed up in our sins.
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Isiah 5:20 comes to mind:  Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness
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What will Moscow be like for him?
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(11-08-2012, 01:34 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote: What will Moscow be like for him?

Cold, full of Russians, people just pootin' along; traffic accidents out the wazoo. Caviar and vodka. Pollution.
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(11-08-2012, 01:34 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote: What will Moscow be like for him?
Apparently the Russian Orthodox are more Catholic than the US Catholics.
What a shame.
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NewChurch!

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