Alan Keyes’ Insight on the Case of Father Marcel Guarnizo

In protecting the Sublime Dignity of the Sacred Body of Christ and the woman herself from harming her own soul further by sacrilege, Mr. Keyes points out that Father Guarnizo’s action also protected the integrity and holiness of the Mystical Body, which is wounded by all the unrepentant sins of bad Catholics but especially by sins of public sacrilege and sins of compliance in sacrilege by emasculated priests.

WND reports: Toward the end of last month, a woman attended the funeral Mass for her mother at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Md. (not far from where I live). She went out of her way to inform the priest who was to celebrate the Mass of her sexual relationship with another woman. In accordance with the clear requirements of the Catholic Church’s rules governing the Eucharistic ministry, when Barbara Johnson the approached the altar for communion, Father Marcel Guarnizo “quietly withheld communion, so quietly that even the Eucharistic minister standing four feet from me was not aware that I had done so.” Willfully taking advantage of his effort to act with discretion, Johnson “promptly chose to go to the Eucharistic minister to receive communion and did so.” Read full article here.

  • Astrid

    I hope Fr. Guarnizo finds his way to the traditional community.

  • GeneDe

     The only way (?) that this mess makes any sense whatsoever, is that the bishop or archbishop involved no longer believe in the Real Presence.   I am saddened to even suggest that.

  • John

    In response to GeneDe:
         I came to that conclusion as well.  How could ANYONE who believes in the Real Presence find fault with what this priest did?  This incident, as crude as it is, polarizes the two groups.  Sadly, we must conclude that our  bishops believe not in the Real Presence while some of the faithful do.
         Imagine heading into a persecution WITHOUT Divine Faith.

  • Lionel Andrades

    Saturday, March 17, 2012
    CANONIST REJECTS VERITATIS SPLENDOR Canonist Peters thinks Fr.Guarnizo was wrong in witholding the Eucharist to the Barbara Johnson.  Peters errs in assuming that the outward action does not indicate the internal thoughts or motivation. This is the moral theology of Fr.Bernard Haring and Fr.Charles Curran.Homosexuality and lesbianism will always be a mortal sin.It is grave matter and the woman has admitted it in this case.She persists in receiving the Eucharist and still persists in the sin.