Truth-speaking bishop ousted

Honoring the hierarchical tradition of removing bishops and priests who dare to speak a truth that runs into conflict with the papal party line, Australian Bishop William Morris was ousted yesterday. Morris claims that the catalyst for his removal was his 2006 argument suggesting that instituting a married clergy and women’s ordination could rescue the church from shrinking vocations. This argument led Benedict XVI to open in an investigation into Morris’s diocese.

Read the full story at The New York Times Web site.

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