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Fr. Scott Nolan, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, November 27, 2019Stephen Kokx / LifeSiteNews

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews, Nov. 28, 2019

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Stephen KokxEAST 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.

The heavily biased news report, which Rod Dreher of The American Conservative called “journalistic malpractice,” also featured a woman who said she wanted Fr. Nolan to leave St. Stephen’s.

Fr. Nolan had told Smolenski during a private conversation on the phone not to present herself for Communion. This happened after she and other parishioners wore gay pride pins to church recently.

Several people at the Mass last night spoke with LifeSite but on condition that their identity remain anonymous. …

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