A dear friend, a stage four cancer patient (not in my diocese), texted me this:
- “I was refused Holy Communion on the tongue and was told to step away. Only a few were in masks and not the priest. Can he do this? Thx and Prayers”
This is when you need to ask a priest why he is a priest, and what exactly it is that he is going to tell Jesus when he stands before Jesus to be judged for kicking Jesus’ Little Flock away.
I have done this a number of times, leaving such priests speechless. Am I really the only one who has reprimanded them in this way?
A filthy liberal priest kicking anyone away from Holy Communion who is in good standing with the Church and who has very proper manners, who is elderly and has a terminal but non-communicable disease, humiliating that person in front of the entire congregation, causing scandal – because they are left to guess why this person has been publicly denied – is to subject this person to abuse of power, much as is had in a violent assault and rape. Truly, casting aside someone properly disposed and properly presenting at an appropriate time and manner for reception of a Sacrament reminds me of the abuse of power of, say, a secular judge who abuses his power so as to assault and rape the vulnerable. I wish more priests would be Al Pacino for his opening statement in “And Justice for All”. That’s another film I never saw, but this scene is one of the greatest in cinematic history:
Thanks, Al. You make it look easy. :-)