Thursday, November 2, 2006

No Green Light from Vatican for Quebec Priest

See the "Huh?" post below....


The Diocese of Joliette has issued a press release after the mainstream
media erroneously reported that the Vatican had given permission for a Catholic
priest who supports abortion and homosexual 'marriage' to run for public

Both a Canadian Press story, published in several papers, and a CBC
story claimed that the Vatican granted Fr. Raymond Gravel special permission to
run for politics. Gravel is representing the Bloc Quebecois, a separatist
party which is also known for its support of abortion and homosexual

The first line of the press release from the diocese states: "No 'green
light' was given by the Vatican." It continues, "The Bishop of Joliette
did not receive any permission from Roman Authorities regarding the plans of Fr.
Raymond Gravel."

1 comment:

  1. Well that's a little better but "Father Gravel"'s comment to the media that he would only proceed with the church's approval is a lie that should be corrected. He said it on the public record, you would think Bishop Lussier would disabuse the public explicitly on the point? I read the Bishop's pastoral letter for the 2006/07 year issued in September. Where does he go for his guidance to lead the flock: Sister Joan Chittister - should we then be surprised that the diocesan troops are in disaray? It's the blind leading the blind. Please say a prayer for the Church in Quebec and for the Diocese of Joliette in particular. Merci d'avance.