• Petitioned Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archdoicese of Washington, D.C.

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archdoicese of Washington, D.C.

Remove Fr. Guarnizo from pastoral work for refusing communion to a Lesbian.

    1. Allen Rose
    2. Petition by

      Allen Rose

      Washington, United States

This woman was not allowed to receive communion at her mother's funeral. It is important that you sign this petition so that Cardinal Wuerl and Fr. Guarnizo realize that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people need to be treated with respect and dignity Catholic services. Also, Cardinal Wuerl needs to provide better guidance and training to his priests.

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    1. Fr. Guarnizo has been place on administrative leave by the Archdiocese

      Allen Rose
      Petition Organizer

      Yesterday Bishop Barry Kestout sent a letter to the priests of the Archdiocese of Washington informing them that Fr. Guarnizo's assignment to St. John Neumann Parish has been withdrawn and has been placed on admistrative leave with his priestly faculties removed until an investigation of into his general mistreatment of parish staff and others is completed. Fr. Guarnizo is prohibited from exercizing any priestly ministry within the Archdiocese of Washington.

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    • John Cloninger JUPITER, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      The heart and soul of the Gospel is summed up in Jesus' plea during the Last Supper in John's Gospel: "Love one another as I have loved you." If a priest disregards that imperative, he disregards the Gospel, and is not fit to serve as a minister in Christ's Church.

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    • Ralph Slawson ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am outraged at the incivility and unabashed autocrat ic treat ment of this woman by a priest who is obviously in the wrong profession and the wrong church.

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    • Caroline Higgins BLAUVELT, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The church needs to get their act together and ban priest who molest children instead of going after innocent people who want to mourn their parents. AND the church needs to deal with the number of homosexual priests before casting aspersions on anyone else. thank you

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    • Alex O'Neil VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Fr. Guamizo passed by the mourner Barbara on the other side as did the priest and the Levite in Jesus' parable about "who is my neighbour". No one who asks for Jesus in the Eucharist should be denied.

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    • Alex O'Neil VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because the priest was not a neighbour to the grieving Barbara. Like the priest and the Levite in the parable he crossed the street and walked by on the other side.

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