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Benedictine priest escalates criticism of hierarchy after illicit Mass in Detroit

June 15, 2011

The Benedictine priest who defied Archbishop Allen Vigneron to celebrate Mass at the American Catholic Council meeting in Detroit continued his criticism of the Catholic hierarchy in a conversation with the Detroit Free Press.

Father Robert Wurm called for radical changes in the Church, saying that different teachings would attract a more enthusiastic following. The Free Press story suggests that the opposite might be true, citing the example of a lay Catholic who was driven out of his parish by Father Wurm’s preaching.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 15, 2011 7:15 PM ET USA

    It's too bad we don't have a special language like Yiddish (Schmeel comes to mind) to refer to people who call themselves Catholics and then do anti-Catholic things. Oh, I almost forgot, we do have such a language, and in that language this guy would be called "fatuous." Laus tibi, Christe.