In a case very reminiscent to the situation that happened in my own parish in February 2012, a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge denied Holy Communion to a man who is living in #mowwidge last week. As in the case of Father Guarnizo who denied Holy Communion to a flagrant lesbian, he too was tossed under the bus by his local bishop. There was a write-up in a local paper about the matter; Father Z does an excellent job of dissecting the journalistic goop.
Church Militant TV has an article on the matter. In the article it is alleged that the Archdiocese of New Orleans issued an apology to the sodomite although it has not released a statement. Unfortunately it is established fact that the Diocese of Baton Rouge did reprimand Father Mark Beard's obedience to Canon 915. Again this hearkens back to what happened in the Archdiocese of Washington three years ago, as chronicled in the first hyperlink.
From the statements about the apologies, I gather that the Diocese of Baton Rouge is within the deanery of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Church Militant TV reported that the Archdiocese of New Orleans has quite a gay-infestation problem of its own. They have screen shots of the page explicitly condoning gay sex. CMTV reports that the site was recently taken down. However, that occurred only after several Catholic sites correctly stated that the New Orleans page overtly condoned mortal sin. The archdiocesan spokesperson said "an unauthorized individual" posted the material, but answered no questions as to the fate of this alleged scapegoat. I wonder, too, how long had the material been there. Are we to believe that not one single person in that entire archdiocese knew about that problem and did not raise their voice? I'm sure at least one person did - and was summarily dismissed. They took it down only because they were embarrassed into doing so. Their unauthorized person should be fired, as should be the spokesperson of the Diocese of Baton Rouge; if they oppose Catholic moral teaching, they've no business earning their livings off the Church.
Today's Vortex touches on this matter.
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