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Gay Activists Denied Communion at Catholic College Mass by Archbishop Nienstedt Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt recently sent out a DVD defending marriage and calling the faithful to do so with their votes in the upcoming elections. This is the reason he is being opposed by homosexual equivalency activists. The Homosexual Equivalency Movement is now engaged in open defiance right within the sanctuary of the Catholic Church. This offense against the Church masquerades as a call for equal rights. Dissident ... Continue Reading

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  1. Manuel Morales
    4 years ago

    This message is directed to Jamie and Mr. Edward Burke.
    To Jamie: Do you know that our Lord Jesus Christ said "Go, an do not sin again?" Think about that.
    To Mr. Burke. What you said about homosexuality (a "genetic" issue) is not true. If someone could advocate and make a meeting regarding homosexuality (of course, integrated by ethical and true medical professionals, doctors not chosen by:"Human Rights Campaign") will conclude that "genetics homosexuality" it's less than a 1 % of total world's population. The graet majority of minority (homosexuals and lesbians) exists because of home and social environmental issues.
    Regarding the supposed "gay" forum let me put an example: there was another forum regarding abortion. All the people were designated by "Planned Parenthood", Do you guess what this people concluded?
    One of the biggest problem nowadays is do not call things by their name. Blue color is not green; yellow color is not red.
    Manuel.

  2. Beth
    4 years ago

    We should remember, too, that denying someone Communion can be seen as an act of mercy, for St. Paul warns us against receiving the Body and Blood of Christ unworthily. All are welcome at Mass, but as the article states, by receiving Communion we are assenting to the teachings of the Church, for Jesus and the Church are as one Body.

    If the Church is "wrong" about homosexuality, how in the world can she be "right" about the bread and wine becoming the Body and Blood of our Lord? You can't have it both ways, people. Not to mention the audacity of using the Eucharist as a forum for making a personal political statement. The archbishop did these young men and women a favor - hopefully someday at least a few of them will mature enough in their faith to thank him for it.

    Yes, Jesus welcomed sinners - as does the Church. (Thank God, because we are all sinners!) But He also instructed sinners to "repent" and to "sin no more" - He didn't pretend as if there were no such thing as sin. An unapologetic sinner is not in the proper spiritual condition to receive Communion. These young people made their unrepentant views quite obvious, and the archbishop did the right thing.

  3. mikem
    4 years ago

    to Errol: write a letter to the (arch)bishop and either have it hand delivered to him personally by a trusted priest, or send it by certified mail, and explain your situation, and request an answer. You may suggest to the bishop a priest to intervene in your case.

  4. George F. Umolac
    4 years ago

    In a time in our Church where there seems to be a shortage of backbone.
    God Bless Archbishop for giving us a hope that we all may return to the
    teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

  5. CatholicMaine
    4 years ago

    Cross-posted at CatholicMaine... Thank you!
    http://www.catholicmaine.com/

  6. John
    4 years ago

    To be gay or lesbian is one thing, to defy and insult and desecrate the sacraments is another. We cannot make our churches a circus arena. Thank you archbishop!!!!.

  7. Madonna
    4 years ago

    God bless Archbishop Nienstedt. He is being a true shepherd to the flock he has been given. I am glad that I am in his Archdiocese. May he continue to bring us the truth even if it is not popular.

  8. Lili
    4 years ago

    Thank you Archbishop John Nienstedt for your courage to stand up for the true church and his teaching. May God give you all his strength and might to defend the truth.

  9. JeanCatherine
    4 years ago

    John SA

    Just a suggestion perhaps you should if you have time respectfully ask for a meeting with your Bishop in the area and maybe you could get something going with him in the area if possible?

    May God grant you peace and purpose in South Africa regarding this matter and your spiritual life.

    We need many good hands in the vineyard if He calls us to do such work for Him.

  10. JeanCatherine
    4 years ago

    Errol

    Im going to make a suggestion. Some of you respectfully and quietly as to meet and talk to your Bishop and I would also suggest that if they want they be invited to help you with this project if it is a good one. It sounds very good.

    I know that in our church we have a one hour Holy Hour and they have a prayer group which I believe is done under good catechized Catholics who are authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church.

    Try to resolve this issue through your Bishop if possible. He might not know what is going on and he maybe able to help both you and your priest.


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