Here is a very realistic and shocking thought to many Catholics today...the day may come when ALL the good and holy priests are denied faculties by their bishops. Jesus said the gates of hell would not PREVAIL...he never stated that Hell wouldn't try with all its might. We are living through the Passion of the Church. Fr Guarnizo has chosen to watch, endure and not abandon his Lord.
Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident
"Here are the facts: On Saturday, February 25th I showed up to officiate at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Loetta Johnson. The arrangements for the Mass were also not my own. I wish to clarify that Ms. Barbara Johnson (the woman who has since complained to the press), has never been a parishioner of mine. In fact, I had never met her or her family until that morning.
The funeral celebration was to commence at 10:30a.m.
From 9:30 to 10:20, I was assigned to hear confessions for the parish and anyone in the funeral party who would have chosen to receive the sacrament.
A few minutes before the Mass began, Ms. Johnson came into the sacristy with another woman whom she announced as her “lover." Her revelation was completely unsolicited. As I attempted to follow Ms. Johnson, her lover stood in our narrow sacristy physically blocking my pathway to the door. I politely asked her to move and she refused.
I understand and agree it is the policy of the archdiocese to assume good faith when a Catholic Read More...
There are so many Judases in the Church today who are either unwittingly or willingly working to bring about the Passion of the Roman Catholic Church and to ultimately crucify Her. Take heart though--God has placed each one of us in these tumultuous and brutal last days to be salt and light. Lukewarm Catholics will be trampled and overcome by the prince of this world. Each of us must take a stand and pray to obtain the faith, hope and charity that the martyrs possessed. We must strip ourselves of every attachment to this world so that we can stand strong against those who would invoke our indiscriminate obedience to those who seek the destruction of the Bride of Christ.
As a background Fr. Guarnizo was approached by a very manly woman in the sacristy prior to her mother's funeral who proudly introduced her lesbian lover to him. Based upon this open and proud admission, he warned her not to present herself for communion. Of course she did so anyway. The lesbian told the Washington Post that Guarnizo “put his hand over the body of Christ and looked at me and said, ‘I can’t give you communion because you live with a woman and in the eyes of the church that is a sin.’” She then went to his bishop and the media. Now read and weep what his apostate bishop has done to him:
"Sadly, after Mass this evening, I received word that Fr. Guarnizo's assignment at St. John Neuman Parish has been withdrawn and he has been placed on administrative leave with his priestly faculties removed. The notification was signed by Monsignor Knestout, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.. The reason stated for the suspension is that Monsignor Knestout has received several complaints against Fr. Guarnizo claiming intimidating behaviour on his part against parish staff and others, and 'that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry.'
The letter dated March 9, 2012 written by Bishop Barry C. Knestout, chief of staff to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who heads the Archdiocese states as follows:
"Dear Brother Priest,
I write to inform you that effective today, Father Marcel Guarnizo’s assignment at St. John Neumann Parish is withdrawn and he has been placed on administrative leave with his priestly faculties removed until such time as an inquiry into his actions at the parish is completed,” Bishop Knestout said in his March 9 letter.
“This action was taken after I received credible allegations that Father Guarnizo has engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry,”
“Given the grave nature of these allegations, and in light of the confusion in the parish and the concerns expressed by parishioners, Father Guarnizo is prohibited from exercising any priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington until all matters can be appropriately resolved, with the hope that he might return to priestly ministry.”
Sincerely in Christ
Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia"