You know by now about the dust up in the Archdiocese of Washington DC, where a priest denied Holy Communion to a woman who had in private announced to him in an unrepentant way that she was a practicing lesbian. The context was the funeral of the lesbian’s mother. This occurred against the backdrop of the unnatural “marriage” legislation going into force in Maryland. The lesbian, now making loud protestations of high dudgeon at having been denied Communion, is calling for the removal of the priest from parish ministry.
It think it is not unlikely that the priest was “set up” for this. But that’s another kettle of fish.
I have several posts about this issue and about can. 915 on this blog. Start HERE.
Leaving aside the questions about the proper application of can. 915 in this case, the MSM seems to have it out – in their shallow way of being bloodthirsty – for this priest.
There is a POLL on the site of the NY Daily News which could use your attention.
I suggest that you vote. Here is a screenshot. Click the image or HERE to go to the page where the poll is.
Note the inept way the question is phrased, with its flawed grammar. And there is that “removed from the archdiocese“? This was obviously posted by someone who hasn’t a clue about what she is talking about.
Whether the priest in question made the right choice according to Canon Law, in that place and at that moment aside, his removal from his pastoral mandate is NOT WARRANTED for that instance of denial of Holy Communion to that person. Based on this event alone, his removal would be far out of proportion to what he did, even if he didn’t get the law right this time.
Here are the results at the time of this writing, 2 March 1825 GMT:
Of course we know that it is unimaginable that the Archbishop of Washington DC should pay attention to a poll in the NY Daily News. Nevertheless, I think it is a good idea that when people see a poll like this, they don’t automatically get the idea that the priest is the bad guy… which is the image the MSM delights in advancing as often as possible.
UPDATE 3 March 16:21 GMT: