Friday July 9, 2010

Pro-Abort Quebec Priest to Concerned Catholic: ‘Keep Your Nonsense to Yourself!’

By Patrick B. Craine

JOLIETTE, Quebec, July 9, 2010 ( – “I do not accept being judged by idiots of your temper,” wrote the infamously pro-abortion and homosexualist Fr. Raymond Gravel this week in response to a concerned fellow Catholic.

“Keep your nonsense to yourself!” the priest added.

The LifeSiteNews (LSN) reader, described by friends as a mild-mannered professor, had sent an e-mail to Fr. Gravel’s bishop, Gilles Lussier of Joliette, after a report Tuesday that the priest is scheduled to train catechists and others at the Cathedral in the coming months. The diocese apparently forwarded the e-mail to Fr. Gravel.

“If you have information to request, ask for it from the people concerned,” Fr. Gravel wrote in French. “As the Catholic faith is a free faith, it is the Gospel that says it, I do not see how people are forced to take my courses.”

The reader replied and thanked Fr. Gravel for his response, assuring the priest of his prayers.

“You can keep your prayers for yourself,” Fr. Gravel retorted. “Pray for yourself; you need more than anyone…I pity you!”

Fr. Gravel has been a vocal critic of Church teaching on abortion and homosexuality, and has lashed out repeatedly at former Archbishop of Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who was appointed last week as prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2006, in defiance of canon law, before being forced out by the Vatican in 2008. In office, he opposed pro-life legislation and backed the decision to award arch-abortionist Henry Morgentaler with the Order of Canada.

Nevertheless the priest remains in active ministry, and is even a featured columnist on the front page of his diocese’s website.

Contact Information:

Fr. Raymond Gravel

Phone: 514-207-2634

E-mail: [email protected]

Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Palazzo della Congregazioni,

00193 Roma,

Piazza Pio XII, 10



Most Rev. Gilles Lussier (Gravel’s bishop)

Bishop of Joliette

2, rue Saint-Charles-Borromée Nord

C.P. 470

Joliette, Québec J6E 6H6

Tel: (450) 753-7596

Fax: (450) 759-0929

E-mail: [email protected]

Archbishop Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada

724 Manor Avenue

Ottawa, ON


Phone: (613) 746-4914

Fax: (613) 746-4786

William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Piazza del S. Uffizio, 11, 00193 Roma, Italy


E-mail: [email protected]

(Mail or fax is most effective.)

See related coverage:

Homosexualist Quebec Priest Set to Train Catechists at Cathedral


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