(CNS NEWS) — On Feb. 25, at a funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Parish in Gaithersburg, Md., Fr. Marcel Guarnizo very discreetly denied Holy Communion to Barbara Johnson, the daughter of the deceased. Johnson had entered the sacristy before the Mass along with another woman whom she made a point of announcing to Fr. Guarnizo as her “lover.” Since the incident, Johnson has told her version of what happened to several news organizations. Until now, Fr. Guarnizo has remained silent.

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