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Jesuit suspended after joining female 'priest' for liturgy

December 04, 2012

An elderly Jesuit priest has been suspended from ministry in the Milwaukee archdiocese after he joined in a liturgical celebration with a woman who claims to be a Catholic priest.

Father Bill Brennan told the National Catholic Reporter that his Jesuit superiors had barred him from public ministry at the request of Milwaukee’s Archbishop Jerome Listecki. The 92-year-old priest said that he was also told not to contact the media—an order that he apparently ignored in speaking with the National Catholic Reporter.


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  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Dec. 04, 2012 11:37 PM ET USA

    I suspect dementia might be the problem here. After years of listening to Jesuit nonsense, the old man likely went over the top, as it were, as he grew older. If true, this is an example of what wrongheaded thinking can do to a person. I am all for free thinking but in the final analysis such thinking must go beyond "question everything" and recognize that much Catholic thought has already gone into most of the questions being considered. Not to take that into consideration is stupidity.