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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Each priest must stand or fall with Rome

Check out this blog for a sad story of priests standing up for the Church being persecuted. No wonder priests back down, and do not serve their parishes.

The English Martyrs
On V for Victory, find this article on Father Guarnizo. Either we stand with Rome, or we fall. 

-- Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law provides:
Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.


Anita Moore said...

Thank you for the link! We must pray for Fr. Guarnizo and all embattled priests.

New Sister said...

I try to put myself in Fr Guarnizo's place and cannot imagine doing other than as he did. Even if it were possible for him to know the consequences and to have had the opinions of lawyers ahead of time, how could he possibly have handed Our LORD over to her who obstinately chose to wound Him? I see it a bit like one of those heart-rending instances where a court orders loving, adoptive parents to hand a child back to an abusive biological parent - and understandably run off to Mexico. Or like a husband who, defending his wife's honor, lands himself in jail for assaulting another man. Law-schma - who can be at once in love with our glorified Jesus and emotionally capable of such a thing?? (Is Bishop Weurl saying that he would have actually given Our LORD over to a professed lesbian whose "lover" had just blocked him at a doorway and disregarded his instruction to not receive?)

No, I think, even after all these consequences that have befallen Fr Guarnizo, one who is in love with Jesus would have to look back and say, "I'd do it again."