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Australian dissident priest excommunicated

September 23, 2013

A dissident Catholic priest who broke from the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia to found a new “inclusive” congregation has been excommunicated.

Greg Reynolds, who had announced in 2011 that he was “resigning” as a Catholic priest, was also laicized.

Melbourne’s Archbishop Denis Hart said that Reynolds—a supporter of same-sex marriage and of women’s ordination-- was excommunicated because he continued to engage in ministry after his priestly faculties were suspended. The excommunication apparently was imposed by the Vatican rather than the Melbourne archdiocese.

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  • Posted by: mclom2107 - Sep. 23, 2013 6:33 PM ET USA

    And about time too. Patience has its limits.