Please take a few minutes to read the whole article in CNA with the actual words of Fr. Marcel Guarnizo about what happened when he was removed for not giving communion to a woman who announced before her mother’s funeral that she was living in homosexual sin.
“But I am going to defend my conduct in these instances, because what happened I believe contains a warning to the church. Such circumstances can and will be repeated multiple times over if the local church does not make clear to all Catholics that openly confessing sin is something one does to a priest in the confessional, not minutes before the Mass in which the Holy Eucharist is given.
I am confident that my own view, that I did the only thing a faithful Catholic priest could do in such an awkward situation, quietly, with no intention to hurt or embarrass, will be upheld. (Terrible to say he was not upheld).
Otherwise any priest could-and many will-face the cruelest crisis of conscience that can be imposed. It seems to me, the lack of clarity on this most basic issue puts at risk other priests who wish to serve the Catholic Church in Washington D.C.”
This is exactly what is happening. It seems that the sinner gets all the support and the priests who live and preach their Catholic faith get thrown under the bus by the Church authorities.
The same thing happened to Fr. Michael Rodriguez for speaking out against benefit to homosexual partners in El Paso Texas. He was immediately removed as administrator of St. John the Baptist parish and put out into the desert at Presidio Texas.
God bless you good priests.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.