Skip to comments.REPORT: POPE EXCOMMUNICATES PRIEST FOR SUPPORTING GAY MARRIAGE, FEMALE PRIESTS
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.''
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Godspeed Pope Francis!
God forgives but you then have to take the high road
Thank you Dear Pope. This sure is going to upset the media.
Lemme guess: the “Inclusive Catholics” count Satan as a Emeritus member?
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.
This act needs to be multiplied by the thousands.
And Nazi Pelosi ?
Good to hear. Hopefully this priest will sober up.
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.
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.
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?
The new Pope is cleaning up house! POW you’re OUT too, Nancy Pe-lousy!
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.
Probably think Satan is a “fable.”
he’s a not a paraducks,, he’s a flockaducks,, just culling the herd a bit... Move along,, faithful. :-)
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.
I guess this means that CNN is off the bandwagon.