Skip to comments.Pope defrocks priest shot amid abuse charges
Posted on 12/23/2004 8:25:35 AM PST by NYer
BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- A priest who was shot and wounded in 2002 by a former altar boy he allegedly molested more than a decade ago has been defrocked by Pope John Paul II, The Associated Press has learned.
The pope decided in October to dismiss Maurice Blackwell, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore received the official paperwork earlier this month from the Vatican, archdiocese spokesman Sean Caine said Wednesday.
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Defrock and roll
defrocked and kicked out of de flock.
I am surprised that this POPE has been able to Defrock this preiest. He needs to Defrock the rest of the Homosexual Bishops and Preists that have infiltrated the Catholic church. Return to the Laws and Practices prior to Vatican II, Complete the message of Fatima, Return to the Catechism of Trent and the Latin Tridentine Mass
Locked, Cocked and ready to DeFrock!
(I assume that's what the Pope said, though it might not be a direct quote)
About time. Why was this priest defrocked and not all the others? There should be a lot more defrockings. Also, I have a question, can a priest only be defrocked by the Pope, or can it come from a lower authority?
Defrocking, which the church calls laicization, is applied in extreme cases of misconduct. It comes about only after a long process involving the Vatican.
Praise be to God!
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