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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:37 AM

"An update on the infamous communion-denying priest in DC"

It seems like ages ago that everyone was all worked up about Father Marcel Guarnizo, the priest who denied communion to Barbara Johnson during her mother's funeral Mass. For those who don't remember, it was back in February that Johnson, an openly gay woman who attended her mother's funeral with her partner, was rebuked in the communion line by Guarnizo, setting off a great debate about whether or not the priest did the right thing.

Soon after the incident Guarnizo was suspended for actions that the archdiocese claimed were entirely unrelated to the communion controversy. But since then there's been hardly a word about the situation or the fate of Guarnizo--until the Washington Post reported today that the priest is officially "no longer in ministry" in the Washington archdiocese.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm#inbox/13871a19a4a4b3a4


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/priest-in-lesbian-communion-denial-saga-out-at-the-washington-archdiocese/2012/07/09/gJQAShyMYW_blog.html?wprss=rss_on-faith

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hedgehog Jul 2012 OP
meow2u3 Jul 2012 #1
demosincebirth Jul 2012 #3
rug Jul 2012 #2
47of74 Jul 2012 #4

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:55 PM

1. It's the intimidating, public way he denied communion that's more a problem

He could have taken Ms. Johnson aside and privately, politely told her she couldn't have communion, but that would be unbecoming of a right-wing fascist. Besides, who died and made him Jesus?

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:35 PM

3. No Catholic should be denied Communion. Period.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:10 PM

2. He's a creepy looking guy.

 

And why is he incardinated in Moscow?

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. Someone on the original article said he looked like Father Sarducci

Father Sarducci;



Father Guarnizo;



I don't see the resemblance. And it looks like Father Guarnizo went and slathed a bunch of spiking glue all over his hair.


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