Fr. James Radloff announced Tuesday that he is leaving the Roman Catholic Church for a breakaway denomination, the Evangelical Catholic Church.
NCR Today: The pastor removed from his post at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, appealed to the Vatican and lost, has been invited to meet with the bishop in early April.
The personality of a pastor and employee terminations are flashpoints in discussions of why the priest might have been removed as pastor.
Although a ruling on ousted Fr. James Radloff has been made by the Vatican, questions, emotions and secrecy remain at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Updated. The Vatican confirmed that Baker, Ore., Bishop Liam Cary was justified in removing Fr. James Radloff as pastor of his Bend parish in the fall.
Canon lawyer Fr. Thomas Faucher released a question-and-answer narrative to combat the "destruction" of his priest-client's "good name and reputation."
Fr. James Radloff has been denied a letter of good standing that would allow him to exercise priestly ministry at his home archdiocese during the Christmas season.