Fr. Scott Nolan has come under fire from liberal members at his St. Stephen's Catholic Church in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The parishioners are trying to stage a coup and get Fr. Nolan removed from the parish because he upholds Church teaching on Canon 915, which states that persons living in "obstinately manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion."
Judge Sara Smolenski, chief judge of the Kent County District Court who has been "married" to another women for several years, attends St. Stephen's.
Although she claims to have received a Catholic education and upbringing, Smolenski recently complained to a local news outlet that she had been denied Holy Communion by Fr. Nolan due to her homosexuality.
Parishioners of St. Stephen's have taken to social media to bolster Smolenski's message and promote the interview she gave. One parishioner accused Fr. Nolan of "discriminating" against homosexuals. Another says that she wishes Fr. Nolan would just go his own way and leave the parish altogether.
Fr. Nolan is one of the few young, orthodox priests in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. He is also chaplain to the Catholic Lawyer's Association in Michigan. He deserves to be supported!
His decision to deny Judge Smolenski Holy Communion should be praised by all Catholics. As 1 Corinthians 11:29 states: "Anyone who eats and drinks unworthily drinks judgment on himself." Fr. Nolan is simply looking out for Judge Smolenski's soul!
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