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REPORT: POPE EXCOMMUNICATES PRIEST FOR SUPPORTING GAY MARRIAGE, FEMALE PRIESTS
Breitbart ^ | Sept 24, 2013 | Susan Berry

Posted on 09/24/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by bkopto

Just days after a controversial interview with Pope Francis was published in the Jesuit magazine America, the pontiff has reportedly excommunicated a priest in Melbourne, Australia because of his support for female priests and gay marriage.

According to Barney Zwartz reporting at The Age in Victoria, dissident priest Greg Reynolds has been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and same-sex marriage. Zwartz says that Reynolds believes he is the first person ever excommunicated in Melbourne.

The order reportedly comes direct from the Vatican and not at the request of Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart. Zwartz wrote that Reynolds said his order of excommunication “follows a secret denunciation in the best traditions of the inquisition.”

The excommunication document, reportedly written in Latin and providing no reason for the order, was dated May 31st.

Reynolds resigned as a parish priest in 2011 and founded a group called Inclusive Catholics in 2012. He reportedly said he had expected to be defrocked, or laicized, but not excommunicated.

''In times past excommunication was a huge thing, but today the hierarchy have lost such trust and respect,'' Reynolds said. ''I've come to this position because I've followed my conscience on women's ordination and gay marriage.''

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: excommunication; pelosi; pope; popefrancis
Fr. Michael Phleger hopefully next in the crosshairs. Not to mention too many politicians to count.
1 posted on 09/24/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Godspeed Pope Francis!


2 posted on 09/24/2013 1:47:05 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: bkopto

3 posted on 09/24/2013 1:47:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: bkopto
......And sin no more

God forgives but you then have to take the high road

Thank you Dear Pope. This sure is going to upset the media.

4 posted on 09/24/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bkopto

Lemme guess: the “Inclusive Catholics” count Satan as a Emeritus member?


5 posted on 09/24/2013 1:48:55 PM PDT by HKMk23 (ditditdit dahdahdah ditditdit)
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To: bkopto

I’m confused now. Why would The Pope do this now? I can see him making such statements now if this is a matter of unfinished business, left over from Pope Benedict’s time of service.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 1:49:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bkopto

This act needs to be multiplied by the thousands.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And Nazi Pelosi ?


8 posted on 09/24/2013 1:50:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: bkopto

Good to hear. Hopefully this priest will sober up.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: lee martell

As I understand it, the Pope actually doesn’t do much of anything other than public appearances. The Vatican bureaucracy actually carries out most day-to-day activity.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 1:53:23 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: lee martell

Because the media is watering down his message. He intends to extract the unholy from the holy see. A return to sanity, and it is high time.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 1:53:31 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: bkopto

Thank you for bringing up the most reverend Fr. Michael Phleger, He of the Hillary-Haters fan club. Last I heard, his Bishops wanted Phleger to leave his parish, as he had become divisive and appeared to disregard his holy orders. I think he did finally leave that parish, when he jolly well felt like it. Is this correct?


12 posted on 09/24/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bkopto

The new Pope is cleaning up house! POW you’re OUT too, Nancy Pe-lousy!


13 posted on 09/24/2013 1:54:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: bkopto

This action has been in the works for several years. I doubt that the Pope had anything whatsoever to do with this action. Some Vatican consistory handled the investigation and made the decision to defrock the fraud.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 1:55:02 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: HKMk23

Probably think Satan is a “fable.”


15 posted on 09/24/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bkopto

he’s a not a paraducks,, he’s a flockaducks,, just culling the herd a bit... Move along,, faithful. :-)


16 posted on 09/24/2013 1:56:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: BenLurkin

BELL-BOOK-CANDLE!


17 posted on 09/24/2013 1:58:33 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BenLurkin

BELL-BOOK-CANDLE!


18 posted on 09/24/2013 1:58:44 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lee martell
I think he did finally leave that parish, when he jolly well felt like it. Is this correct?

I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to your question. I misspelled his name: should be spelled Pfleger.

He is a nothing more than a rabid communist and racist, wrapped up in religious garb. Referring to him as "most reverend" is truly galling.

19 posted on 09/24/2013 2:00:31 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

I guess this means that CNN is off the bandwagon.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 2:01:56 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: lee martell
Well, what he said to the gynecologists was clearly and purely his own words on his own intiative: that the unborn child has the face of Jesus Christ, the face of the Lord! This makes the rejection and slaying of the child akin to killing the Lord Jesus: a quite Biblical judgment: "Whatsoever you do to the least of My brethren, you do unto Me."

The canonical penalties against Mr. (formerly Rev.) Greg Reynolds must have been "in the pipeline" for quite some time, probably being initiated under Pope Benedict; still, nothing would have come out over Pope Francis' signature unless he had wanted it so. So I give him credit for that as well.

Its almost funny to see how bumfoozled the media people are about this.


Newsflash: the Pope is Catholic.

21 posted on 09/24/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde)
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To: bkopto
Good. The churches are starting to rot from within. It's about time the Vatican cleaned it's house. Maybe they can be the first to lead the rest of the world back to the narrow path.
The job of the church is not to just to fill a collection plate. They've chosen silver instead of God, and they can't understand why people have fallen away from them. They've forgotten their first love.
22 posted on 09/24/2013 2:06:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: bkopto

I was being sarcastic, as I used lowercase for the word rev. I agree with your summation of him. It is my error that I was not more clear in my first comments.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 2:13:30 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bkopto

This pope is as confusing as Obama. Didn’t he just say gays shouldn’t be judged? Sheesh!


24 posted on 09/24/2013 2:21:27 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: concerned about politics

Who is their first love, their church, or God?


25 posted on 09/24/2013 2:23:25 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: lu shissler

I think it makes a big difference when a priest comes out openly and supports homosexual marriage (not gay marriage) and endorses homosexuality.


26 posted on 09/24/2013 2:30:19 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: lu shissler
Who is their first love, their church, or God?

God, of course. The church looks to him for guidance and wisdom. (Mans wisdom is foolishness.)

27 posted on 09/24/2013 2:40:11 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: knarf

Wouldn’t you love to see Pelosi when she hears of this?

This action will set straight all the priests, Bishops and Cardinals who have indulged in Holy Communion for Pelosi, Biden, and all the rest.

This screams of complicity certainly to many western priests, and throughout the heirarchy for their favored treatment toward these politicians who have played so fast and loose with the faith and bringing scandal to the faithful.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 3:18:10 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: lee martell

Maybe it was blow back on the media and the Lefty Catholics, who were wrongly thrilled about the Pope’s interview last week, the one everyone turned upside down from the truth.
I, also, thought the timing odd, given the thrill of the Marxists with the Pope’s every utterance.

BOOM! We knew this was coming, but, Wow.


29 posted on 09/24/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: lee martell
"I can see him making such statements now if this is a matter of unfinished business, left over from Pope Benedict’s time of service."

Which is very likely exactly what it is. Taking such an action against a priest requires a long, formalized legal examination. Pope-Emeritus Benedict had already defrocked and excommunicated Maryknoll Father Ray Bourgeois for the same set of issues during his tenure as pope. I suspect this incident was just the legal process reaching the needed action point at this point in time.

30 posted on 09/24/2013 3:26:33 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: bkopto

Now clean out the church of the rest of the guys.Liberals,fags,peddis etc.


31 posted on 09/24/2013 4:15:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: fwdude

Please Pope Francis, Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.


32 posted on 09/24/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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