“Father Marcel Guarnizo’s assignment at St. John Neumann Parish is withdrawn and he has been placed on administrative leave with his priestly faculties removed until such time as an inquiry into his actions at the parish is completed,” Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the archdiocese wrote in a letter obtained by The Washington Post.
The letter also stated that "this action was taken after I received credible allegations that Father Guarnizo has engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry.”
In addition to refusing Barbara Johnson communion during the funeral mass for her mother, "because it's a sin," Father Guarnizo declined to accompany the family to the cemetary for final burial rites, and fled the church before mass had concluded. Daily News
bye bye (and kudos for the diocese for humanly correct behavior)