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Monday, May 02, 2011

In the news ....

The New York Times - Vatican: Bishop Who Broached New Rules for Priests Is Ousted

The Vatican ousted an Australian bishop on Monday who had called on the church to consider ordaining women and married men. In a statement, the Vatican said that it had “removed from pastoral care” Bishop William Morris, left, the bishop of Toowoomba, Australia .... Bishop Morris had recently published an open letter saying that he was being removed for having argued in 2006 that the church should consider ordaining women and married men in order to fight a shortage of priests, prompting Pope Benedict XVI to open an investigation into his diocese ...

An aericle with more details at Australian Broadcasting Corp - Secrecy and silence continues in the Catholic church


Blogger Susan said...

Sigh.......when you think of all the priests they've held on to, and even protected.......

7:38 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

It just occurred to me that you might find this book interesting. It's self-published, written by a former priest.

BTW, my word verification is ANITH. I use anith in my cookieth to make them tathte like licorith. :-)

7:43 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Susan,

Those verification words are getting spooky :)

Yeah, the Vatican protects the creeps and dumps the good guys. My contempt for the hierarchy increases by the day.

9:11 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Oh, and thanks for the book recommendation - looks interesting.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

yay! more confirmation of the equation power = corruption!


9:51 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Absolutely :)

1:14 PM  
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