Stand with this brave Priest! Please sign the petition.
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
Judge Sara Smolenski, chief judge of the Kent County District
Court who has been "married" to another women for several years, attends
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
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
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!