Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quote of the Week - Father Guarnizo

"Only Catholics in a state of grace can receive communion.” -- Father Marcel Guarnizo


George Patsourakos said...

Only Catholics who have prepared for communion should receive it.

Preparation should include fasting from certain foods (for example, meats and dairy products) for several days, and eating and drinking nothing on the day communion is to be received.

Also, asking God for forgiveness of one's sins is another prerequisite for receiving communion.

Alice C. Linsley said...


You may recall that Fr. Guarnizo refused to give Communion to a lesbian who came forward at her mother's funeral. The lesbian knew the Roman Catholic Church's policy but intended to force the issue and make Fr. Guarnizo look bad.