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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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.
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.
This pope is as confusing as Obama. Didn’t he just say gays shouldn’t be judged? Sheesh!
Who is their first love, their church, or God?
I think it makes a big difference when a priest comes out openly and supports homosexual marriage (not gay marriage) and endorses homosexuality.
God, of course. The church looks to him for guidance and wisdom. (Mans wisdom is foolishness.)
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.
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.
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.
Now clean out the church of the rest of the guys.Liberals,fags,peddis etc.
Please Pope Francis, Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.