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Defrocked!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 08, 2005

Here's the lead of an AP story:

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington Episcopal Bishop Stacy Sauls has moved to defrock three priests and one deacon who ...

Shouldn't be too hard for the reader to complete the sentence, should it? God knows there's plenty clergy-initiated mischief out there and too little disciplinary intervention. So, while you're preparing to give Bishop Stacy a congratulatory tip of the hat, read on:

... who have distanced themselves from the church since the consecration of an openly gay bishop in 2003.

Who says there are no standards anymore?

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 08, 2005 12:26 PM ET USA

    It could have been like this… ROME – The Vatican has moved to excommunicate Abp. Marcel Lefebvre and the clerics of SSPX who have distanced themselves from the Church since the imposition of the Novus Ordo. The SSPX distanced itself because of theological differences. "There is no practical effect," Lefebvre said. "It's only intended to intimidate. I have every intention to continue working in the Church. Vatican prelates are absolutely desperate to stamp out anyone who disagrees with them."

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