Father Scott Nolan of St Stephen parish in the Diocese of Grand Rapids (MI) denied Holy Communion to an openly lesbian judge. The judge's name is Sara Smolenski and she is the chief judge of the Kent County District Court; she and her accomplice in perversion are pretending that they are "married" with the help of civil courts. Fr. Nolan advised her in private that she was living a sinful lifestyle. Still, she presented herself for Holy Communion. Father, in obedience to Canon 915, denied her Communion. Immediately Smolenski took to mainstream media to pout about the matter and to gin up opposition to Father Nolan simply because the latter acted like an actual Catholic priest.
Long-time readers of this blog will realize why this story immediately caught my eye. Over seven years ago in my own parish, just as Lent 2012 was getting underway, Father Guarnizo likewise denied Holy Communion to another flaming lesbian. One just has to go into this blog's archives circa March 2012 to get an idea of the situation. The mainstream media likewise jumped all over that story and it even caught international attention. The two situations are similar in many respects, but differ in one key, striking manner.
Reading through Fr Guarnizo's story, one will see that the Archdiocese of Washington acted immediately to evict Fr Guarnizo from the Archdiocese. I've no doubt that they would have suspended him as a priest, had it not been for the fact that he's incardinated in another diocese. While the situation was unfolding, I thought that the chancery's actions were simply the result of cowardice and wanting to toady to the politically correct and powerful. At the time, McCarrick was still a cardinal and bishop emeritus of the DC archdioecese, and Wuerl held the helm. Over the past few years, we've come to understand that McCarrick was himself a serial gay predator and that Wuerl was covering for him. Those revelations shine quite a different light on their attitude towards Fr Guarnizo. I think they ousted him because his presence and actions seared their own sick and guilty consciences.
Father Nolan is blessed to have the support of his bishop, Bishop David Walkowiak. He released a statement saying that Father Nolan acted correctly. He stated that while the Church accepts its members, that it expects of its members adherence to the Church's teachings. He did so by quoting (of all things) Amoris Laetitia.
Here is the contact information for the parish. Please call and/or email Father to express support. You can bet your bottom dollar that the gay nazis are out in force against him, just as they drew their long knives against Father Guarnizo seven years ago. Here is the diocese's contact information, along with their statement regarding Father Nolan. Thank Bishop Walkowiak for supporting his priest.
In addition to voicing support for both Father Nolan and Bishop Walkowiak, there is other action that we as the Church Militant must take. It seems that this broad Smolenski has had her long knives pointed at Father Nolan previously. From LifeSiteNews we read that she tried to get Father ousted as chaplain for the Catholic Lawyers' Association of Western Michigan. When those in mortal sin refuse to repent of said sins, they hate with a passion anyone who dares to suggest that they need to repent. They think that by hurting the truth-tellers that they can justify their filth and perversion. Witness how the murderers of St Stephen the First Martyr covered their ears as he spoke.
Here is the website for the district courthouse in which she sits as judge. I for one think it highly unethical that she is using her public position as a platform from which she can launch her attacks against a Catholic priest who was acting according to his responsibilities. Of course be polite but also be firm. For her own good, we cannot allow her attacks to go on without any rebuke to her.