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Heart attack victim says he was denied last rites after telling priest he’s gay

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A heart attack victim says a Roman Catholic priest working as a chaplain at a Washington D.C. hospital refused to give him last rites and communion after the patient told him he’s gay.

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The Washington Blade reports that D.C. resident Ronald Plishka, 63, a retired travel agent and lifelong Catholic, said he asked to see a priest on Feb. 7, one day after he was admitted by ambulance to the hospital emergency room for a heart attack. He said that at the time he wasn’t sure he would survive.

Father Brian Coelho from the Department of Spiritual Care was the priest who was assigned to counsel Plishka. He took the Plishka’s final confessions before proceeding with last rites, which the church now calls the sacrament of anointing of the sick.

“We started talking and I told him I was so happy with this new Pope because of his comments about the gays and his accepting the gays,” Plishka said. “And I mentioned that I was gay. I said it and then I asked him does that bother you? And he said, ‘Oh, no, that does not bother me. But then he would not proceed with administering the last rites or communion. He couldn’t do it.”

Plishka said Coelho gave no reason for not giving him the sacraments he requested but offered instead to pray with him.

Both Coelho and the Archdiocese of Washington have not yet commented on the matter.

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  1. :-(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:50pm
  2. That is messed up.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:50pm
  3. it is messed up

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  4. =(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:50pm
  5. The priest blew it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:50pm
  6. or maybe it was because he wasn’t dying?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:51pm
  7. the sacrament is actually anointing of the sick, and regardless a priest is not a medical doctor and it's not for him to decide

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:53pm
  8. well that is a stupid remark..why would he ask for last rites instead of forgiveness.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:53pm
  9. He is alive enough to report the story, isn't he? Oh, no one ever exaggerates for political reasons...

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:54pm
  10. how comforting of you. let's hope you never have to face your own mortality in a situation like this. it doesn't seem like you even read the story.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:56pm
  11. Or maybe you clearly didn't read the fucking title.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:57pm
  12. "Hi, I'm gay, you're a Catholic Priest... how about you give me last rites?" Right

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  13. :(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:51pm
  14. How rude !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:51pm
  15. How Christian of him!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:52pm
  16. Some people. I can’t believe how horrible this world is. Whatever, he doesn’t need a priest to go to heaven.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:52pm
  17. Not not very Christian like is it

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:52pm
  18. God damn that priest.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:52pm
  19. Christo, I do not blame the priest...the man knew the priest was a part of the enemy when he called him into the room. As the saying goes..."you knew I was a snake before you asked me in"...how and why would any person think differently?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  20. Because I know plenty of priests here in the NE area that would have. That's called bucking the system. It's all BS anyways. One does, the other doesn't. Says to me that, just like the bible, it's all written as you go along. So, there was no reason that priest couldn't have done it. Execpt that he CHOSE to not do it. Why was he willing to Pray with him? Hypocrisy as far as the eye can see...

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  21. Because it was his wish to be read the last rites. The priest should be ashamed not the individual

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  22. There are many priests who are all for LGBT, just like with every other religion. Besides, with Catholic doctrine, if the victim had performed all of the other sacraments, then the priest would be *required* to give him the Last Rites.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:08pm
  23. I'm not sure how it works because I don't follow Religious hypocrisy. but if this man wanted the last rites, How is he supposed to choose what priest is gonna do it? There in lies a BIGGER problem as far as I'm concerned. The man thought he was dying, give him a break...

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:10pm
  24. :(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:52pm
  25. Religion of love?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:53pm
  26. why would you want last rights from people who say your going to hell for being you?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:53pm
  27. When will we learn…religion is the enemy not the friend….they have war rooms in every church and preach hatred from the pulpit…we continue to align with the aggressor proving we are equal and of the same stuff. We need to do this..I am not sure why…but we do…sad…just sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:54pm
  28. then he is not doing god’s work cuz god love every one and he should not call him self a priast

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:54pm
  29. fuked up, FOR REAL!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  30. God Does Not Discriminate–Unfortunately, People Do–Sooo Sad!!! :/ :/ :/

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  31. He’s probably a registered gay republican too. Catholic and Republican makes as much sense as a Jew voting for the Third Reich

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  32. I usually think of the RC church as Chaplains of the GOP along with the other conservative Christian branches. Total contradiction of the christian message but in sync with "God Guts and Guns" version of Christianity without Christ.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:36pm
  33. Wow. Really sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  34. Defrock that horrible priest!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:55pm
  35. Him and his imaginary friend , are assholes .

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:56pm
  36. This Priest will answer to Jesus one day. SMH!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:56pm
  37. And this is why I dislike people most days bc their opinion always has to be right. Grow up and open your mind. There’s a lot more to life then you may think!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:56pm
  38. WTF. Are you kidding me? Seriously, he could’ve died… Don’t be denying fucking rights and shit when a LIFE is literally on the line that’s so immature and unnecessary.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:57pm
  39. Should be dismissed obviously he is NOT a man of God

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:57pm
  40. Hat sucks…dying or not the man asked for last rights he should have recieved them the priest blew it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:57pm
  41. I’m 100% sure he’s not a real preist at heart if you’re going to deny someone that right. Smh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  42. When will “christians” learn what that actually means?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  43. hmmm bet he would give one to a Child Molester???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  44. what ???????????

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  45. I am a lesbian Christian and I have to say I do not agree with the priest at all. I get from his point of view why he would reject it, bit I do not at all believe it is right. “Last rights” are given to anyone no matter what creed,color, sex,sexuality etc. But Robert Cuthbertson I don’t agree that “religion is the enemy ” one priest decision shouldn’t effect a religion.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:58pm
  46. Religion is AN enemy, then, but not the only one. If even ONE priest does it, it DOES effect the religion. It's called job description, and if one doesn't understand it, it is a problem with employee training.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:27pm
  47. This is truly disturbing.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:59pm
  48. Sexual Orientation is NOT a choice, but bigotry, hatred and religiously-motivated homophobia coupled with self-righteousness certainly are.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:59pm
  49. That was a priest. Forgive him. As Christians we are to forgive people of their sins. Sin leads to death – somehow, someway. But, had he never lived to even meet with one [a priest] at that point, God is still the Judge. It was God who created Heaven not the priest.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
  50. why does this not surprise me?… oh right, because this is religion, where the rules are made up and the points don’t matter– whoops, wrong show

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
  51. Patriarchal and organized religions specially but not all forms of spirituality.Some alternative and ancient pagan traditions are very open towards us and some Hindu friends have shown me links to pages that prove the oringinal teachings of that religion to have LGBT deities !

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:46pm
  52. Not a priest in my book

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
  53. An Episcopal priest would not have done this.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:01pm
  54. Aww… that’s sort of why I stopped identifying as Catholic.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:01pm
  55. Unacceptable.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:01pm
  56. You don’t need to be absolved by a Priest, Jesus is the only Priest that can take you to Heaven to be with Him, pray to and trust Jesus! :-)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  57. You’ve got to be shitting me…the priest was probably a pedophile so what gives him the right to judge?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  58. Well, the priest is due for one himself. Karma.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  59. Ugh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  60. Whatever happened to love and compassion :(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
  61. This is wrong…who is he to choose whom to admenster last rights, in GODS eye we ALL are equal!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:03pm
  62. Fucking stupid priest…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:04pm
  63. Do you think the story may possibly have been elaborated…. There is a lot of jumping on bandwagons at the moment…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:04pm
  64. Typical RCC Bullshit.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:05pm
  65. Wow. I guess it’s too much to ask for some human compassion.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:06pm
  66. karma’s a bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:07pm
  67. Wow

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:08pm
  68. Storm the Vatican!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:09pm
  69. Wow, that’s got to be against church teachings.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:10pm
  70. Attacking the priest won’t help. Many of us believe he is wrong. Jesus came for all of us….including a priest who has been taught for many years to fear what he doesn’t understand

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:12pm
  71. God does care who or what you he loves unconditonnaly

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:12pm
  72. Please keep your thoughts to yourself. He is a man of god. Love conquers hate. =

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:12pm
  73. Too bad the "priest" didn't believe and follow that dictate.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:18pm
  74. "But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die." — Ezekiel 18:24

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:48pm
  75. A priest is not suppose not to judge and loves everyone as God does !!!! What a shame and damn priest !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:13pm
  76. They say it’s up to us too seek salvation yet their hate is so strong they’d deny us access to that playing god.

    Real tired of Christian hypocrisy.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:13pm
  77. SIGH

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:13pm
  78. Bullshit!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:15pm
  79. Priest should be disciplined. He needs to not be assigned to a hospital chaplain.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:15pm
  80. As a gay Catholic, this hurts me very, very much.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:16pm
  81. What a motherfucking piece of shit

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:16pm
  82. Good job, asshole. When that first stone hits you in the face, make sure you ask who threw it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:16pm
  83. Gay GOP ie log cabin and religious gays confuse the hell out if me. Kind of smacks of self hatred.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:17pm
  84. True Christians aren’t hypocrites. I’m sorry y’all had to meet them.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:17pm
  85. As a former catholic the way understand it, it’s like this. Being gay is not an impediment to receiving the sacrament of last rites. But if you had the intention of practicing homosexuality, a priest could not administer the sacrament.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:18pm
  86. Catholic church: RUN by gays, that condemns gays….

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:19pm
  87. Come on! Even murderers get last rites!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:19pm
  88. He received last rights by desire to receive them even if that priest was so obtuse …

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:19pm
  89. wow…smh..he will have to stand before the lord and explain that one…I would love to be a fly on the wall….that is against the law of god….

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:20pm
  90. does he really think it would have mattered IF HE DID RECV LAST RITES FROM A HATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT LIKE THAT ANYWAY???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:21pm
  91. And people ask why i don’t like Catholicism or Christianity. Because the priests are closed minded bigots

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:21pm
  92. Christ doesn’t even belong to that church.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:21pm
  93. He’s lucky he didn’t get last rights because only people who are about to die get them. This priest SAVED his life!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:21pm
  94. Christian Hypocrisy at its best.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:22pm
  95. Smh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:23pm
  96. Was it a confession?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:23pm
  97. Would you expect any less from these douche bag priests.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:23pm
  98. another reason I no longer consider myself Catholic!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:24pm
  99. Well, only God can judge, from what I’ve been told.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:25pm
  100. Note that if he’s in position to SAY that the was denied last rites, he didn’t need them.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:26pm
  101. Mighty Christian of him.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:27pm
  102. Should have requested an Episcopalian.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:27pm
  103. My little brother was dying (seven years old) from a rare disease and only had hours to live.

    My mom was Catholic and requested a priest give him his last rites. Once the priest arrived and found out my dad wasn’t Catholic he refused to give my little brother his last rites. My mom was devastated and my had was pissed.

    How pathetic to refuse someone on their deathbed!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:27pm
  104. shame on that priest..the priest is the one who sinned against god

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
  105. Anyone can speak to God… even as a Catholic… you dont need a priest to give you the rite…you already have that. It was given to all when he died on the cross.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:31pm
  106. Ummm, I thought Catholics believed in God??????

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:32pm
  107. Then die without the douchebag. What the fuck are “last rights” anyway? If you are good with your “god” tell the fucking priests to mind their own business and leave you alone.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:34pm
  108. Would anyone be surprised? I can’t think of a group that is doing much worse than the Catholics in terms of hatred and intolerance. Such a shame. Religion is supposed to be good. :(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:36pm
  109. This priest is NO “man of G_D”, he deserves the same fate as Fred Phelps of Westboro!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:36pm
  110. I’m surprised the priest would do that, since most of them are child molesters and pedophiles.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:36pm
  111. let he who is without sin, cast the first stone” How very very sad indeed !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:36pm
  112. Oh lord, save the ignorance

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:39pm
  113. Like most of the church arnt !!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:39pm
  114. …because that’s what Jesus would have done??? Really???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:39pm
  115. Business As Usual

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:40pm
  116. Bleh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:40pm
  117. that priest remove him

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:40pm
  118. That is really sad, the Catholic priests can do that type of action but do NOTHING to the priests that abuse young boys. That is why I no longer go to mass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:43pm
  119. Douchebag. If there was a hell there’d be a place reserved for him.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:43pm
  120. Glad I’m not Catholic

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:43pm
  121. Why on earth would you want or expect last rites from the church? We are gay, they don’t like it. End of story.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:47pm
  122. Wow. Such a priest. Just. Wow. Fuck

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:48pm
  123. wow.. now that’s what I call being a true follower of God.. be a bigot and full of hatred???? If God had a grave, he’d be rolling over in it right now because that isn’t what he taught!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:51pm
  124. Homophobic catholic s.o.bs… fuck that priest

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:51pm
  125. I’m gay and I think the priest had a right to not do something he doesn’t feel comfortable with he didn’t do anything to the person he just didn’t do something he didn’t want to so he really didn’t do anything wrong just opted out of doing something

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
  126. Padre estúpido somos todos feito do mesmo barro

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:59pm
  127. thats why im not religious because of crap like that.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:00pm
  128. get the pope damn it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:01pm
  129. Last rites! It’s all bullshit anyways! If there is a heaven and hell, which I doubt very much. It’s not going to matter whether some most likely child molester gives you last rites.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:04pm
  130. oh WOW!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:05pm
  131. That priest should get his ass kicked.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:06pm
  132. What the fuck? Last rites are supposed to be your final chance to atone for sins. That means that he should’ve tried to get you to ask forgiveness for having gay sex, not denied you your last rites. It seems that not only are Catholics unwilling to accept that homosexuality is normal but they won’t even accept their own teachings on condemning the sin instead of the sinner.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:06pm
  133. If he is not doing his job he needs to fired and get someone in who will!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:08pm
  134. This is fake folks. Just like the little boy who couldn’t go to a bday party and his mother sent a nasty note. People are crying wolf waaay too much.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:09pm
  135. And Suzi Que is a cunt

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:10pm
  136. Catholic priest are allowed to fuck little boys in there own church and get away with it but can’t give someone there last rites. I thought god was the only one who could judge a person so it says in their bible. So what write does a priest have to judge this man, that’s a sin in the eye’s of god it also says no man shall judge another man

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:12pm
  137. He ought to be thrown out of the church. He’s the one who’s sick.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:12pm
  138. The church is extremely backwards. Which is why I am no longer a practicing catholic!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:13pm
  139. That was mean but don’t worry…. you don’t need last rites. Let’s grow up and move on from the fantasy already.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:17pm
  140. It’s another human being, have some empathy. It doesn’t matter what sexuality he is!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:17pm
  141. makes my sad to be Catholic

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:20pm
  142. That priest is an asswipe. I bet the Pope would not only disapprove, he most certainly give this man last rites. Such a shame the priest’s don’t follow their leader. BTW….I’m agnostic.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:20pm
  143. What do you expect from false men of god their liars and hypocrites just make your peace with god !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:21pm
  144. Suzy cue your a dumb ass

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:23pm
  145. Priest can fondle little boys but against gays wth wrong with that pic

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:24pm
  146. Oh,pleeeeeeeze! Tell me this isn’t true? Why don’t we excommunicate this priest???? Track him down and get rid of the likes of such an evil person. Where is his Bishop who is his overseer?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:24pm
  147. Figures! They can screw little bos though!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:25pm
  148. I’m Episcopalian for a reason.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:27pm
  149. In the effed up world of Catholicism if you don’t repent for your sins – and acting on your homosexuality is still a sin in the RC Church’s view regardless of what Pope Frank says about tolerance – you don’t get extreme unction. That’s their view of “God’s infinite mercy” in action. The RC Church of Hypocrisy.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:31pm
  150. Appalling. Christ is weeping.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:32pm
  151. Catholic church makes up/revises rules as they go….bet they would give last rites to the pedophile priests, though!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:36pm
  152. What a disgusting and inhumane thing this priest did. He should be thrown out of the church and dumped in Uganda with a sign saying he is gay..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:42pm
  153. The Ecumenical Catholic Communion opens its doors to All. We celebrate and affirm the rich diversity of God’s creation! The ECC .does not exclude divorced, gay, Lesbian, transgendered or other people from the seven sacraments.
    Ahhh! The Ecumenical Catholic Communion! What a wonderful way to be Catholic! http://www.ecumenical-catholic-communion.org

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:42pm
  154. This is only one reason ppl are leaving the catholic church . What right does that priest have to do that to a dying man ???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:47pm
  155. Fucking asshole of a child fucking priest should be thrown out of the “church”.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:48pm
  156. That’s okay, God doesn’t believe in t he Catholic last rights any way.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:49pm
  157. dont you just love holy people?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:52pm
  158. If denying last rights to someone gay is his personal religious beliefs, then his beliefs are no in line with Christ’s teachings plain and simple

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:52pm
  159. THis shocks anyone? Not surprised at all. If it’s not a little boy, then they are not interested.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:59pm
  160. How ugly! Pope Francis has a lot of work to do, don’t you think?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:06pm
  161. HE IS NOT WITH GOD,AND WILL GO WHERE GOD SENDS HIM FOR WHAT HE DID TO THIS POOR PRSON!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:07pm
  162. It’s just cruel, but hey what can you expect from an organization/cult such as the Catholic church, inclusiveness isn’t really their motto.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:09pm
  163. DAMN the priest!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:10pm
  164. The Religions nowadays are totally fucked up! Is time to find something else to belive, but not Church. How about believing in our strength?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:12pm
  165. First, they aren’t last rites – second, why tell him? There is no need to tell him a thing unless it is during confession, in which case he can’t do a thing about it without violating the “seal”. So – this story seems questionable – but not totally unbelievable.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:20pm
  166. It is sadly apparent that some priests don’t know how they are to represent, Jesus! Religion and spirituality, are not equally the same things!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:23pm
  167. I thought priests were supposed to follow the Pope’s example…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:27pm
  168. Addddd Meeeee :) Thanks

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:27pm
  169. I don’t believe that all priests would be like this. I’d like to think that most priests would still do the prayer or whatever.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:28pm
  170. Sounds like him was not doing his job. He should be fired

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm
  171. how Christ-like of him!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:34pm
  172. Wait, the problem here is that this person assumed that Catholic Priests follow the teachings of Jesus. That was probably his first mistake.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:36pm
  173. I think this priest needs to take a page from Pope Francis book!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:36pm
  174. Wrong!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:40pm
  175. that priest is going down.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:42pm
  176. Fundies are despicable people,except for Jain fundies,these harm none,as far as I know.As Sam Harris has well pointed out,the problem with some religions is their very fundamentals !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:44pm
  177. Unbeleaveable what if this person dident make it ? That priest wants the blood and soul on his hands? Even if this fairytail were true just for this mans peace of mind, wouldent a priest show compashion to fearful man thinking he was going to pass on! For shame shame shame

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:45pm
  178. Wow, just like Jesus would do….

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:47pm
  179. That’s horrible and makes me very disappointed to have been raised Catholic.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:50pm
  180. Hey priest, your ignorance is showing.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:55pm
  181. i doubt many religious folks inherit their beloved kingdom of heaven. how amusing would that be?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:57pm
  182. God’s going to be pissed at him!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:11pm
  183. The Preist should not be aloud to represent God!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:12pm
  184. Religion in general treats people terribly and catholics specifically are the worst offenders.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:13pm
  185. Shame on the priest

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:13pm
  186. Terrible.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:18pm
  187. It always amazes me how those who claim to be holy and people of Christ are the LEAST Christ-like.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:19pm
  188. Should have told he was teen boy

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:29pm
  189. I am just so happy for all the support I read in the comments a few years ago everyone would of been high fiving the priest- I am sorry for this gentleman

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:32pm
  190. YET last rites are given to those ON DEATH ROW–Another Christian example of ‘love’ to your fellow man. COULD this priest be a ‘hidden’ pedo? I wonder now.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:37pm
  191. Organized religion

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:40pm
  192. Very smart indeed. As a faggot myself, I truly believe that the best way to contribute positively to a society is turning to the institutions that inherently hate you. I’m still waiting for my KKK application to be approved but there is no closet for black people yet.

    Want to be catholic? Don’t be openly gay. Want to be openly gay? Don’t molest the church into guilt-accepting you but secretly wishing you to hell. Easy breezy.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:45pm
  193. This reminds me about the parable of the good Samaritan. The priest avoid the injured person just because he was a Samaritan. Which is the most important? the church rules or the human being? For Jesus obviously is the human being.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:49pm
  194. wtf

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:51pm
  195. What a hypocrite! And people wonder why the church is losing members! Act like your Pope and set a good example!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:55pm
  196. Where is God when needed?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:56pm
  197. Religion at it’s best – I think not. If “God” let this person be conceived and be born, then I would suspect “God” would let last rites be given. The only thing everyone needs to understand is that “GOD” DOESN’T MAKE MISTAKES.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:06pm