During this week’s coverage leading up to the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, there have been developments on several stories reported on by Bondings 2.0. We offer updates below with links provided if you wish to read further.
Montana Communion Denial
A Montana same-sex couple dismissed from parish ministry and told to divorce before receiving Communion, is speaking out, as divisions at the parish, St. Leo’s Church, grow. One of the men, Paul Huff, told the Great Falls Tribune:
” ‘I’ll be 73 on Oct. 1, and I’ve been a Catholic since I was 2 weeks old…I still have the same God that I believe in, and I don’t need this in my life…We’re getting old…There is no other avenue for us in the Catholic Church to protect ourselves financially — our Social Security benefits or our home, which is in both our names. If something happened to one of us, we need some protection…I basically said, if this is the way it is then I’m done.’ “
Tom Wojtowick, once a priest for nine years, has deep roots in Lewistown, Montana and told KULR News:
” ‘Born here, I was baptized in this church, 7 generations of family in this parish…We didn’t think anything would happen, church is one thing, civil society is another.’ “