22 September 2011

Canadian Priest Suspended for Failure to Be "Pastoral"

Lifesite News is reporting that Fr. Donet Gionet, who caused an uproar by denouncing abortion and the homosexual lifestyle in a recent homily, has been suspended by his diocese.
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, Vicar General, said,
It was mainly the pastoral approach that was lacking. A lack of respect, perhaps, for the people identified, for the groups of people as well, which caused a division in the community.
In other words, "We care more about your feelings than your souls."