BATHURST, New Brunswick, September 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, New Brunswick has removed an elderly priest from active ministry after he caused a storm of controversy by denouncing homosexuality, cohabitation, and abortion in an August homily.
85-year-old Fr. Donat Gionet had retired to his home town of Caraquet in June to serve palliative care patients, and now laments that in his declining years he is being forced to celebrate Mass “in secret.”
Fr. Wesley Wade, the diocese’s vicar general, told Radio-Canada that Fr. Gionet’s comments were consistent with Church teaching, but lacked the proper “pastoral” sensitivity.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Elderly Canadian Priest Suspended for Being Catholic
Edit: It could also mean that the lavender mafia has claimed another victim, and yet, there are quite a few paid hucksters out there who give a pass to the inexcusable statements and actions of Old Liberal Bishops and Priests. Pay close attention to the people who line up in favor of suspending this loyal son of the Church, or ignore, this news story. They know who they are, and so should you.