Protect the sexual abusers, persecute the faithful ones

Read this and try hard not to weep.

Elderly Canadian priest suspended for denouncing abortion, homosexual behavior


BATHURST, New Brunswick, September 22, 2011 ( – 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.

“It was mainly the pastoral approach that was lacking,” Fr. Wade said.  “A lack of respect, perhaps, for the people identified, for the groups of people as well, which caused a division in the community.  It was a difficult decision.” (Source)

It was a dumb decision.

What a disgrace. They acknowledge that what he said is consistent with Church teaching yet he gets suspended anyways. No second chances for faithful priests nowadays. Just tar ’em and feather ’em. By the way, did you notice how all the fluffy fetish words of the marshmallow crowd are in that last paragraph: pastoral, respect, division.

Also, the suspended priest says that the diocese never even gave him a chance to explain himself before suspending him. No fair hearing? Shoot first and ask questions later? That’s not how the Catholic Church operates.

You don’t suppose that the bishop’s decision was influenced by the mayor of town, Joseph Lanteigne, who’s an open homosexual and member of the parish council, and who demanded the priest’s suspension? Nah, couldn’t be. Canadian bishops never stoop that low, right?

This will be a black mark on the record of Bishop Valery Vienneau.

The mainstream media even picked up on the story, with the Telegraph Journal of Saint John, NB publishing an article entitled “Priest barred from saying mass.

But the kicker comes from one of the comments left under the article at the Telegraph Journal by a guy named Mike from Fredericton. It tells you everything you need to know about what signal Bishop Vienneau is sending:

So the Pope speaks out against homosexuality & abortion among other things and he reflects Catholic Church doctrine. Yet a Priest says the same and is taken to task, losing his job and his home.

I do not agree with the good Father’s words but he was spouting Catholic doctrine. I have to wonder why this heavy handed solution. Certain priests accused of violating young children were merely moved to another parish or elevated to another position. Makes one wonder just what the Catholic Church is all about.

Congratulations,  Bishop Vienneau. A brilliant piece of spiritual mass destruction.

6 thoughts on “Protect the sexual abusers, persecute the faithful ones

  1. These inner Church quarrels do absolutely nothing to benefit progress in the Roman Catholic Church. In fact it lends creditability to an unbeliever’s case for NON-BELIEF! …. this situation among many more happenings tarnishes progress when we need it most. The church is in a sad state of affairs… not the church I grew up to respect.

  2. What side are you on, is the question one must ask oneself , the lines are drawn. Don`t say you are wavering, people, because that is not an option. As I said before… if Catholics were really practicing their Faith, they would stop lying to themselves and wasting precious time with needless, bureaucracies.

    Why are people not seeing that what they are doing is crucifying Our Lord, the enemy does not have to do much, Gods own people are doing it for him.
    And Jesus weeps , as does Our Blessed Mother Mary.

    Why are the Catholics not down at Cavalry praying for abortion to end. The answer is clear…it is not important enough for them.

    No one who cares about the most important matter before the Catholic Church can rationalize why they do not take the right stand and place themselves there at some point, and not just when other people are doing it. It is our moral obligation to be there for the babies who have noone to support them while the guard watches over the death chamber and protects the massive slaughter taking place.

    It is beyond me that when one knows the Truth, they can sleep at night without knowing that THIS matter MUST be prayed and witnessed against BEFORE any OTHER matter, including
    all the ministries and functions set up to distract and keep the Faithful busy doing unnecessary tasks , while babies are tortured and women and men and ALL of creation groan because they added to satans victory, by not even standing at cavalry for even 5 minutes in their day, and NOT just during the 40 day for life , or because other people are there. Each one of us will answer to Jesus on this one, believe me, when we knew the Truth and DID NOTHING.

    Do unto others…How would we like it if we were about to die and inexplicably torturous death, that people could not think they could prevent, and no one was even there to say I care, I will pray for you… and I love you.

    In fact I will be here until this madness stops happening to your Brothers and Sister created in Gods image and I will really do what the prayer says and be active and willing to Show The Truth because I don’t care what people think about me, or if they hate me. and they will, I care about God and you, created in His Image, and my Mother (Our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary
    expects me to care for Her other Children. Our Lady has promised victory if we pray relentlessly , so pick up your Rosary and do it…And get your body down to where the killing is taking place beside a family restaurant, on Bank St. Do people fail to recognize that the lack of witness to others, says one does not care. It says we will not get out of our slumber, our silly middle class, comfort zone and face reality downtown, where the pain is great, and the need even greater for Christs people.

  3. Maybe the good in this sad affair is that it gives the Vatican a window into a dire situation just screaming out for a visit from Rome and maybe an early retirement!

  4. If one group of murderers who do not repent ought to be forgiven as some believe, then by the same arguments why not the abusers of the most impressionable? If we are not to stand up to verifiable tyrants to defend the innocent, then what and who should we stand up for? Some of us pray for our enemies as we fight to change the evil they spread by passing rotten Bills into Canadian law in our Legislatures and parliament.

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