Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Minnesota archbishop bars gay activists from Communion

Catholic Culture : News Briefs : Minnesota archbishop bars gay activists from Communion
Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul, Minnesota, warned homosexual activists that protesters wearing rainbow sashes in the city's cathedral on Pentecost Sunday would not be allowed to receive Communion. In a letter to Brian McNeill of the Rainbow Sash Alliance-- a group that has organized similar protests each year on Pentecost-- the archbishop urged the members of the group to "refrain from such a public act of dissent, especially as it so clearly shows disrespect and irreverence for the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ." He explained that anyone wearing the rainbow sash would be barred from receiving the Eucharist "since their dissent is a sign that they have publicly broken communion with the Church’s teaching."...

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