Not if he is removed to a remote parish somewhere in the boonies.
One of the biggest eye openers for me in RCIA was that these Pastors are really employees. The boss speaks and they must listen.
A.Hun: Hopefully, they will reassign him to a needy parish in Zimbabwe.
netmilsmom: Not if he is removed to a remote parish somewhere in the boonies.
What in the world have the Catholics in Outer Mongolia, Zimbabwe, and out in the boonies done to merit this guy?
As for me, I would hope that His Eminence would have the good Reverend Father take an extended retreat to contemplate his vocation. I would suggest the Carthusian Monastery in Vermont.
A typical Carthusian cell:
In that way, being able to devote himself to prayer and reflection without any distractions for an extended period (say, until this time next year) the good Reverend Father might be able to see if he is truly called to be a diocesan priest or if he is actually called to a different vocation.
But PLEASE don't suggest that he be sent to someplace else, ANYPLACE else. Why should he be given the chance to screw other people up?