Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lesbian denied Holy Communion

Barbara Johnson, -a Lesbian - is criticizing a priest's action of denying her Holy Communion during her mother's funeral.  She contacted the diocese complaining about the priest and directly informed the priest that she would have him removed.



The priest Father Marcel Guarnizo denied her Holy Communion on the grounds that she is "living with a woman and in the eyes of the Church that is a sin."  The priest is 100% correct on this matter.  The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the Body Blood Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.  It is not symbolic but truly Christ Himself under the form of Bread and Wine.  No Catholic can receive this Sacrament or any Sacrament while living under Mortal Sin.  A Mortal Sin needs 3 criteria to be Mortal:


  • Serious Matter
  • Premeditation to commit the Sin with knowledge that it is immoral
  • Full Consent of the Will





One who goes for Holy Communion while in a State of Mortal Sin receives Christ's Body Blood Soul and Divinity, but does not receive His grace.  He/she commits the Sin of Sacrilege.  

A Lesbian living with another woman is a serious matter.  This lady knew this and still dared to receive the Blessed Sacrament.  Now she is attempting to politicize this Holy Sacrament meant to bring about Unity with God and one another in holiness.

The Scriptures speak of this clearly in 1 Cor 11:27-29.   It says:  "So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves."


One must be in the state of Grace to receive the Blessed Sacrament worthily.  I do not know the exact details of how the priest admonished this lady, but I do not think he did anything he should not have done.  She apparently introduced her "lover" to the priest prior to the Mass and he told her she could not receive Holy Communion.  Despite this warning, she approached during Holy Communion.

Canon law 915 specifically states that anyone who publicly continues causing scandal cannot be admitted to Holy Communion.  Can.  915 states: "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion."










Source:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/us/2012/03/01/nr-lesbian-denied-communion.cnn

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/lesbian-woman-denied-communion-mothers-funeral-002433838--abc-news.html;_ylt=AsTRL0F9zox7cYGZ22vB7erNt.d_;_ylu=X3oDMTRzZmtkdjJ0BGNjb2RlA2N0LmMEbWl0A0FydGljbGUgTW9zdCBQb3B1bGFyBHBrZwNmNzQzMjZiNy0wNDQ2LTM2OTAtOTRmYS1iYTkzZTI0Y2UwMDUEcG9zAzIEc2VjA01lZGlhQkxpc3RNaXhlZE1vc3RQb3B1bGFyQ0EEdmVyAzVlZTEzMDExLTYzYTctMTFlMS1iZWZhLTM4ZjhhMTQ4NTg0MQ--;_ylg=X3oDMTNodHYyYmlqBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDZTg2ZjAwOTYtMDZjNy0zZjRlLWE5ZWYtOWNkYTYyNjgzNzUwBHBzdGNhdANwb2xpdGljc3xkZXN0aW5hdGlvbjIwMTIEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdlBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gaithersburg-priest-defends-decision-to-deny-lesbian-communion/2012/03/14/gIQAJ5NwCS_story.html

http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=898

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=13676&repos=4&subrepos=2&searchid=850862

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=27899

http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_86857.php

1 comment:

  1. Actually, a relative of mine (not a priest) had a very similar experience last Sunday at Mass. He saw two people he knew sitting at Mass. He knew they were living in sin. They're heterosexuals and both unmarried.

    He passed them a little note before Eucharist saying that they were not permitted by Holy Mother Church to licitly receive the *B*O*D*Y* *** of *C*H*R*I*S*T* if they were aware of any mortal sin on their parts.

    He asked the priest about it after Mass. The priest gave a somewhat non-committed answer.

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