Fr. Scott Nolan, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, November 27, 2019Stephen Kokx / LifeSiteNews
By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews, Nov. 28, 2019
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EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, November 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Hundreds of Catholics from across the Diocese of Grand Rapids attended the 6:30 pm Mass yesterday at St. Stephen’s to show support for Fr. Scott Nolan who received pushback after telling a lesbian “married” judge she should not present herself to receive Holy Communion.
St. Stephen’s Catholic ChurchStephen Kokx / LifeSiteNews
Nolan, 33, had come under intense media scrutiny after a disgruntled parishioner, Sara Smolenski, chief judge of the Kent County District Court in Western Michigan, told a local NBC affiliate that he refused to give her Holy Communion because she is “married” to a woman.
Pro-life supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court during the 46th annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 18, 2019. The theme for the 2020 March for Life is "Life Empowered: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters) See MARCH-FOR-LIFE-2020 Oct. 17, 2019.