ST. CLOUD - A story making national headlines this week caught the attention of a retired Catholic priest in St. Cloud.  Barbara Johnson was refused Communion at her mother's funeral in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, because she's a lesbian.

Father Henry Fehrenbacher says he felt the need to voice his opposition to the denial.

Fehrenbacher says only God is allowed to judge anyone.

Fehrenbacher says Priests should never deny anyone Communion for any reason.  The Archdiocese of D.C. has said that the denial is against the church's policy.

At 91-years-old, Fehrenbacher is a retired Priest in the St. Cloud Diocese.  He spent most of his career at churches in New York City.