On Sunday morning, I noticed that a post I had written about five months ago had quite a few comments posted to it, many of them rather nasty. I thought it curious since the post was rather old. Upon further investigation I discovered why.
The post featured a talk given by Father Marcel Guarnizo, parochial vicar of St John Neumann in Gaithersburg, MD. This past Saturday, Father did a funeral Mass for a deceased parishioner. In attendance was her daughter who is an open lesbian. On account of her ongoing mortally sinful lifestyle, Father refused Holy Communion to her, as is his obligation not only under Canon 915 but to prevent her from committing another mortal sin, that of sacrilegious Holy Communion.
Many of the pro-gay-rights community got in a royal snit about Father's actions. You can see the comments that I allowed to be published. Some of them show the hysterical, sputtering self-righteous and self-deluded rage that afflicts those who sympathize with deadly sin. They hold up their self-customized images of "Jesus" and have hissies because Father decided to be the priest he was ordained to be and to give witness to the real Jesus who is The Way, The Truth and The Life.
Pray for these poor deluded souls, as they imperil their own immortal souls by giving allegiance to perversions and their own false ideas of God. Then go to the parish website and thank both Father Guarnizo and the pastor, Father LaHood. You may rest assured that the pro-gays are spewing forth their vomit and bile into the email boxes. Please copy on that email firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Many in that office are, frankly, rather wimpy when it comes to doing their duties. Perhaps Father's good example will provide the right encouragement.
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