Thursday, July 12, 2012

Priest denies Eucharist to lesbian, no longer serves community

Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. did not relate incident to Father Marcel Guarnizo's removal 

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo. M. R. Stefanik Conservative Institute.
The B.C. Catholic has a story from Catholic News Agency about a priest who has been removed from ministering in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Father Marcel Guarnizo had received national attention earlier this year for denying a lesbian Communion:
“Father 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 July 10.  
“That assignment period has ended and Father Guarnizo is no longer in ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington,” Scheve wrote.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. Fr. Guarnizo did the right thing.

    If someone comes before a priest and is open about leading a sinful life, then they should be asked to go to confession and repent prior to receiving communion.


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